The Hurricanes reassigned Carrick to AHL Charlotte on Wednesday. Carrick's demotion suggests Trevor van Riemsdyk (concussion) is likely closing in on a return to game action. The 23-year-old blueliner cracked the lineup once during his brief stay with the big club, logging just 7:32 of ice time Tuesday against the Oilers.
The Hurricanes recalled Carrick from AHL Charlotte on Saturday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Carrick will slot in as the Hurricanes' seventh defenseman while Trevor van Riemsdyk (concussion) is in recovery mode. The 23-year-old blueliner has played well in the minors this season, notching two assists in three games.
Carrick was waived by the Hurricanes on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The 2012 fourth-round (No. 115 overall) draft pick registered 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 57 games last season with AHL Charlotte, the Hurricanes' minor-league affiliate. Assuming he clears waivers, the lanky defenseman should report to that same organization to start the new season.
Carrick agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Monday. Carrick failed to appear in an NHL contest this past season, instead spending the year with AHL Charlotte, where he notched four goals and 12 helpers in 57 outings. Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft, the blueliner has struggled with his rating in the past -- minus-19 and minus-21 in 2014-15 and 2015-16 , respectively -- but he managed a plus-2 this past year. If the 22-year-old can continue to improve his game, he could be on the short list of potential call-ups for the upcoming campaign.
Carrick was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Saturday. Carrick's demotion indicates that Ryan Murphy (upper body) will likely be available for Tuesday's matchup with Buffalo. The 21-year-old blueliner has been highly productive in the minors this season, racking up 37 points (nine goals, 28 assists) in 58 games with AHL Charlotte, and will likely have an opportunity to compete for an Opening Night roster spot in next season's training camp.
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