Carolina Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced from Raleigh, N.C. on Friday that center Jeremy Welsh had been recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Welsh skated with the Hurricanes during the team’s final on-ice session on Friday, the final day of training camp at PNC Arena, after being sent to Charlotte on Tuesday, and playing two games with the Checkers on Wednesday and Thursday.
Just as the team cleared the ice, the team announced further personnel moves to finalize its roster before departing for South Florida in preparation for its first game of the regular season against the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
Roster finalized, Murphy and Wallace reassigned
While placing forward Tuomo Ruutu on the injured non-roster list, the Hurricanes reassigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), as well as sending forward Tim Wallace back to Charlotte.
Just before taking part in his second NHL training camp since being drafted in the first round, 12th overall, by the Hurricanes in 2011, Murphy played for Team Canada at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC) in Russia.
He finished the tournament with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and was tied with a team-high 19 shots on goal in six games played.
Murphy has scored four goals and earned 20 assists (24 points) in 33 games as captain of the Rangers this season, and has tallied 47 goals and earned 149 assists (196 points) in 207 career OHL regular-season games with Kitchener.
Wallace returns to Charlotte where he scored seven goals and earned nine assists (16 points) in 37 games prior to the start of the Hurricanes’ training camp.
He is currently playing in his seventh professional season and has scored three goals and earned eight assists (11 points) in 73 career regular-season NHL games with Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders.
Carolina signed Wallace as a free agent on July 19, 2012.