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Canes Recall Nicolas Blanchard from Charlotte

Forward expected to make NHL debut on Thursday; Zac Dalpe reassigned to Checkers

Wednesday, 04.10.2013 / 11:45 AM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Canes Recall Nicolas Blanchard from Charlotte
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RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Nicolas Blanchard (NIHK-oh-las BLAN-shard) on an emergency basis from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Rutherford also announced that forward Zac Dalpe has been reassigned to Charlotte.

Blanchard, 25, has scored four goals, earned five assists (9 points) and accumulated a team-leading 124 penalty minutes in 61 games with Charlotte this season. Currently in his sixth full professional season, the Granby, Que., native has scored 54 goals, earned 61 assists and totaled 703 penalty minutes in 403 career AHL regular-season games with Carolina’s affiliate in Albany and Charlotte. The Hurricanes drafted Blanchard (6’3”, 206 lbs.) in the sixth round, 192nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft. He serves as one of Charlotte’s alternate captains and is expected to make his NHL debut on Thursday at Washington.

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