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Tlusty has appendectomy, Canes recall Boychuk

Posted December 27, 2013

The Carolina Hurricanes placed forward Jiri Tlusty on injured reserve after he underwent an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday. In in stead, the team has recalled forward Zach Boychuk  from Charlotte.

Tlusty, who has six goals and four assists on the year in 37 games, is expected to miss two to three weeks. His absence will create a shuffle in the lines as they take the ice Friday against Pittsburgh.

Boychuck will skate Friday on a line with Manny Malhotra and Radek Dvorak. Drayson Bowman will slide up to fill Tlusty's spot with Riley Nash and Patrick Dwyer.

This will be Boychuck's second stint with Carolina this season. He leads the Checkers in goals (14) and points (27) and is the American Hockey League leader in power-play goals (10). He earned an assist during his only other NHL game this season, a 5-3 Carolina victory against San Jose on Dec. 6.

 Also on Friday, Justin Peters will make his third consecutive start in net. He will have a defensive pairing of Mike Kamoisarek and Tim Gleason in front of him as Brett Bellemore will be a scratch.

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  • common tater Dec 27, 11:12 a.m.

    Appendectomy? I thought they yanked those out in the locker room now and sent them back to the ice.

  • wlcat609 Dec 27, 11:40 a.m.

    Here is an opportunity for the 'Caniac Nation' to respond....how about sending Tlusky a 'get well' card......he'll have plenty of time on his hands to read such mail......

    How about forming the 'squirt' line - Skinner, Gerbe and Boychuk......bet they'd be like water ;bugs!!!

  • jscott13 Dec 27, 11:47 a.m.

    This is ridiculous. What else is going to happen to this team. Just when Tlusty was starting to score goals again, he has an appendectomy...what luck.

  • sanacito Dec 27, 2:53 p.m.

    Geez...they can't catch a break.

  • wlcat609 Dec 27, 3:57 p.m.

    It is instances like this that also require a very strong farm system like the AHL Charlotte Checkers - if a GM does not obtain and sign talented players and monitor their continued development, this will come back to haunt the NHL Club big time when situations like this occur.

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