banner
Hurricanes

Injury-riddled Hurricanes recall Ryan Murphy

Posted February 21, 2013

— The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday announced that defenseman Ryan Murphy has been recalled from the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League on an emergency basis.

The team also placed center Tim Brent on injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 14. 

Thursday's roster adjustments come a day after head coach Kirk Muller announced that forward Jeff Skinner is day-to-day after suffering a concussion on Feb. 14 against Toronto. 

Defensemen Tim Gleason and Joni Pitkanen are also on injured reserve, but Pitkanen did practice Wednesday and could return Thursday evening against Winnipeg, Muller said. 

Murphy, 19, has skated in 46 OHL games this season and ranks first among defensemenon his team in goals (8) and points (39). He is in his fourth season of junior hockey for Kitchener and has represented Canada in the World Junior Championships. Murphy was Carolina's first-round pick in 2011. 

The Hurricanes also recalled Riley Nash and Jeremy Welsh from Charlotte on Monday. Michal Jordan was previously recalled from the Checkers on Feb. 14.

Thursday's showdown with Winnipeg is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at PNC Arena. With 17 points in their first 14 contests, the Hurricanes are tied atop the Southeast Division with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

3 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • JPack Feb 21, 2013

    Do we have a strength and conditioning coach? I understand injuries from dirty hits like the one on Hossa, but this seems to be a big problem for us every year for the last few years. Starting to wonder if we have become too soft.

  • StunGunn Feb 21, 2013

    View quoted thread



    I agree about the injuries hitting all at once, that's bad enough, but the injuries are to key players, on both sides of the puck. It will help if Pitkanen can play tonight, but they really need Gleason back ASAP.

  • caniacman Feb 21, 2013

    It is amazing how all the injuries have hit at once. Will be interesting if Pitkanen can play if they still play Murphy. He looked small at training camp and not sure he is ready for the NHL just yet. We will see what happens tonight.

  • Major League Fishing: 2015 Challenge Cup Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Boxing: Premier Boxing Championships

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at San Antonio

    Saturday at 8:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Buffalo

    Tonight at 6:50 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NBA: LA Clippers at Houston

    Tonight at 9:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLBA: Kansas City at Detroit

    Sunday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 7
BUF 0
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
BUF
 
Final
PIT 1
CIN 7
Final
WAS 1
MIA 2
Final
TOR 3
NYY 6
Final
NYM 3
BAL 2
Final
ATL 9
PHI 0
Final
BOS 2
TAM 0
Final
KAN 5
CLE 3
Final
CWS 5
DET 2
Final
MIL 2
LOS 8
Final
MIN 1
OAK 2
Final
HOU 1
TEX 7
Final
STL 7
CHC 4
8:40pm Tuesday
COL 0
ARI 0
Final
ANA 5
SEA 4
Final
SFG 6
SDP 0
1:05pm Today
WAS
MIA
 
3:10pm Today
COL
ARI
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
SDP
 
6:40pm Tonight
COL
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
LOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
OAK
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CHC
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
SEA
 
Final
ATL 106
WAS 90
Final
GSW 90
MEM 97
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
CHI
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
LAC
 
Final
MIN 0
CHI 1
Final
CAL 4
ANA 3
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
 
7:30pm Tonight
WAS
NYR
 
Final
DUR 7
BUF 0
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
BUF