Canes Recall Jeremy Welsh from Charlotte
Joni Pitkanen placed on injured reserve
Welsh, 24, is in his first full professional season and has totaled 10 goals and eight assists (18 points) in 47 games with the Checkers. He also played one game on the NHL level for Carolina, skating in the team’s 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Jan. 22. The Bayfield, Ont., native made his NHL debut for the Hurricanes in the team’s final game of the 2011-12 season, and has now played two career NHL games with Carolina, totaling four penalty minutes. Prior to turning professional, Welsh completed a three-year collegiate career for Union College of ECAC Hockey with 100 points (53g, 47a) in 119 games.