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Canes Activate Tim Gleason from Injured Reserve

Expected to play 600th NHL game tonight; Brett Bellemore placed on injured reserve

Friday, 10.25.2013 / 4:10 PM / News
By Ken Preston
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Canes Activate Tim Gleason from Injured Reserve
Gleason is expected to play his 600th NHL game tonight, and Brett Bellemore has been 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 activated defenseman Tim Gleason from injured reserve. The team also placed Brett Bellemore on injured reserve after the defenseman suffered a lower-body injury in Carolina’s game at Minnesota on Thursday.

Gleason, 30, has yet to make his regular-season debut after suffering a concussion in Carolina’s preseason game on Sept. 21 at Montreal. The Clawson, MI, native is in his 10th NHL season, and his eighth with the Hurricanes, and will play his 600th NHL game with his next game played. Prior to missing the team’s first 10 games this season, Gleason (6’0”, 217 lbs.) had missed just six games in each of the last three NHL seasons. He ranks fourth in franchise history in games played by a defenseman (474), behind only Glen Wesley (913), Adam Burt (626) and Niclas Wallin (517).