Carolina forward Boychuk claimed by Pens
Posted January 31, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The Pittsburgh Penguins claimed Hurricanes forward Zach Boychuk on waivers Thursday, Carolina General Manager Jim Rutherford announced.
Boychuk, 23, appeared in Carolina's season-opening loss to the Florida Panthers and was a healthy scratch for the next four games.
Carolina assigned him to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League Wednesday, but Pittsburgh claimed him late Thursday morning. He will remain on the Penguins roster for the remainder of the regular season.
In 37 games with the Checkers during the lockout, Boychuk tallied a team-high 32 points, scoring 16 goals and handing out 16 assists.
Boychuk was the 14th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft and has scored seven goals in 73 games with the Hurricanes.