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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 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
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10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
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A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61