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HURRICANES REASSIGN TOMAS KURKA TO LOWELL

Wednesday, 03.31.2004 / 5:05 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES REASSIGN TOMAS KURKA TO LOWELL

Winger Played One Game in Latest Recall to NHL

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 31, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned left wing Tomas Kurka to Lowell of the American Hockey League. Kurka played 7:06 and finished the game with an even plus/minus rating in Carolina’s 3-2 loss against Boston on Tuesday, his third NHL game this season.

Kurka, 22, made his NHL season debut at New Jersey on Feb. 14, skated 12:29 and finished that game with a plus-1 rating. In his second recall, Kurka played 6:40 in Carolina’s 3-2 win against Florida on March 25. He has totaled 30 points (6g, 24a) in 48 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, 24 assists (30 points) and accumulating 12 penalty minutes in 40 games. In parts of three AHL seasons, he has scored 36 goals, earned 51 assists (87 points) and totaled 46 penalty minutes in 180 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.

The Hurricanes will host the New York Islanders in their final home game of 2003-04 on Friday at 7 p.m. Caniac Appreciation Day festivities will begin at 5 p.m., two hours prior to the game’s start, on the RBC Center’s south lawn. Tickets for Friday’s game are available at the Dodge Box Office at the RBC Center, all TicketMaster locations or by calling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000. For more information on Hurricanes tickets and special discounts on 2004-05 season tickets, call 1-888-NHL-TIX1 or visit www.carolinahurricanes.com.

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