|(5/17/19) Bean was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Friday, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.|
With the 'Canes knocked out of the postseason, Bean will join Haydn Fleury and Patrick Brown with the Checkers in order to bolster the team's ranks. The minor-league club opens up a best-of-seven series with AHL Toronto on Friday, so Bean may have to wait a day or two to slot into the lineup. The 20-year-old logged just two NHL appearances this season, in which he recorded two PIM, one shot and one hit while averaging 8:28 of ice time. Given Carolina's depth on the blue line, Bean likely will have to settle for a fringe role again next season and could spend most of his time in the minors.