Ladd, Walker placed on injured reserve
RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forwards Keith Aucoin and Ryan Bayda from the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League. Rutherford also announced that Hurricanes forwards Andrew Ladd and Scott Walker have been placed on injured reserve.
Aucoin, 28, currently leads the River Rats in scoring with six points (1g, 5a) in the team’s first five games of 2007-08. Aucoin (5’9”, 187 lbs.) led Albany in scoring and ranked tied for second in the AHL with 99 points (27g, 72a) in 2006-07 and has earned 394 points (127g, 267a) in 397 AHL games since turning professional in 2001. The Waltham, Mass., native has recorded two assists in 15 NHL games with Carolina since signing with the team in 2005.
Bayda, 26, rejoins the Hurricanes after making the team’s opening-night roster out of training camp. He was reassigned to Albany on Oct. 6 and has scored one goal in four AHL games this season. Bayda (5’11”, 185 lbs.) has scored eight goals and recorded 14 assists in 79 NHL games, all with Carolina. The Hurricanes drafted the Saskatoon, Sask., native in the third round, 80th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and re-signed him as a free agent in August 2006.