Sunday, January 17, 2010

Boychuk is back

The Carolina Hurricanes today reassigned forward Zach Boychuk to the Albany River Rats.

Canes' forwards Sergei Samsonov and Chad LaRose are close to recovering from injuries and at least one will play tomorrow against Tampa Bay.

In nine games with the Hurricanes this season, Boychuk has one assist and averaged 10:43 ice-time. He was recalled for the third time this season on January 5, but played a limited role and was held scoreless. 

Ranking among the top rookies in the AHL, Boychuk is currently the Rats' second highest leading scorer with 24 points (11 G, 13 A) in 34 games.

The return of Boychuk gives the Rats 12 healthy forwards for the first time in more than two weeks.