Canes Activate Pitkanen from Injured Reserve
Defenseman has missed the last 44 games due to injury
Pitkanen, 28, has totaled three goals, nine assists (12 points) and eight penalty minutes in 21 games for the Hurricanes this season, and underwent knee surgery on Jan. 3. The Oulu, Finland, native has missed 52 games due to injury this season, including the last 44 contests. Pitkanen (6’3”, 210 lbs.) has earned 268 points (54 goals, 214 assists) in 504 career NHL games with Carolina, Philadelphia and Edmonton.