FORWARD RYAN BAYDA REASSIGNED TO ALBANY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Jan 5, 2007
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has reassigned left wing Ryan Bayda to Albany of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bayda (5’11’’, 185 lbs.) was recalled to Carolina on an emergency basis for Thursday night’s game against Phoenix, and registered three hits and two penalty minutes in 14:49 of ice time. In six games with Carolina this season, the Saskatoon, Sask., native has totaled one goal and one assist (2 points). He has six goals and seven assists (13 points) and a plus/minus rating of plus-7 in 16 games with Albany this year, including a hat trick in Albany’s last game prior to his recall, a 7-3 River Rats win against Bridgeport on New Year’s Eve.
Bayda, 26, re-signed with the Hurricanes after playing the 2005-06 season with Manitoba of the AHL. Last season, after returning from a knee injury, he scored 13 goals and added 25 assists (38 points) in 59 games with Manitoba. In 75 career NHL games, all with Carolina, Bayda has scored eight goals and earned 14 assists (22 points).
The Hurricanes complete a two-game home stand when they host the New York Islanders Saturday night at the RBC Center. Tickets are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.