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HURRICANES RECALL TOMAS KURKA FROM LOWELL

Wednesday, 03.24.2004 / 7:15 PM / News
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HURRICANES RECALL TOMAS KURKA FROM LOWELL

Brett Lysak Reassigned to AHL Affiliate

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 24, 2004) - Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled left wing Tomas Kurka from Lowell of the American Hockey League. The team also reassigned center Brett Lysak (LI-zak) to Lowell. Lysak was recalled on March 18 and played in his first two NHL games during his five-day stint with the Hurricanes.

This marks Kurka's second recall to Carolina this season. The 22-year-old made his NHL season debut at New Jersey on Feb. 14, skated 12:29 and finished that game with a plus-1 rating. He has totaled 28 points (6g, 22a) in 46 games with Lowell this season. After registering no points in Lowell's first eight games, Kurka was diagnosed with mononucleosis and missed 20 games before returning to the lineup and scoring six goals, 22 assists (28 points) and accumulating 12 penalty minutes in 38 games. In parts of three AHL seasons, he has scored 36 goals, earned 49 assists (85 points) and totaled 48 penalty minutes in 178 games. The Most, Czech Republic, native played in 14 games with Carolina during 2002-03, posting three goals and two assists (5 points) in his first NHL season. The Hurricanes selected Kurka in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

For Lysak, 23, it was his first NHL recall since the Hurricanes drafted him in the second round, 49th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In 62 games with the Lock Monsters this season, Lysak (6' 0", 190 lbs.) ranks tied for second on the team with 17 goals, fifth with 31 points and has totaled 94 penalty minutes. Since turning professional prior to the 2001-02 season, the Edmonton, Alb., native has played in 164 games with Lowell, the Hurricanes' top minor-league affiliate, and registered 29 goals and 31 assists (60 points) while accumulating 179 penalty minutes. In 2001-02, Lysak played in 16 games with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, scoring two goals and earning seven assists (9 points).

The Hurricanes conclude their two-game home stand on Thursday at the RBC Center against the Florida Panthers. Individual game tickets for all remaining Hurricanes home games are available at the Dodge Box Office at the RBC Center, at all TicketMaster locations or by calling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000. For more information on Hurricanes tickets for the remaining games this season, or special discounts for 2004-05 season tickets, please call 1-888-NHL-TIX1 or click here.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
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7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
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9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45