Luostarinen was sent down to the AHL on Friday.
Clark Bishop was called up to center the fourth line in Luostarinen's place. The Finnish forward recorded one assist over eight games with Carolina, and there's a good chance the Hurricanes keep him under the 10-game threshold so as to not burn off a year of eligibility.
The Hurricanes called up Luostarinen from AHL Charlotte on Sunday.
This will be the second stint this season with the big club, as Luostarinen has notched an assist in while averaging 10:23 of ice time in three games this year. The Finn has been solid in the AHL as well, racking up eight points in 13 games this year. His first chance to fit into the lineup is Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
The Hurricanes reassigned Luostarinen to AHL Charlotte on Tuesday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Luostarinen will continue to be one of the first skaters Carolina turns to when dealing with injuries up front, so he may not remain in the minors for long. The 21-year-old winger picked up one assist while averaging 10:23 of ice time in three appearances during his first NHL stint.
The Hurricanes recalled Luostarinen from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Luostarinen has been pretty productive in the minors this season, notching five goals and seven points in 10 games. The 2017 second-round pick is expected to make his NHL debut Thursday against the Rangers.
Luostarinen signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on Thursday.
Carolina selected Luostarinen in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 20-year-old forward spent the 2018-19 campaign playing for KalPa of the Finnish Liiga, notching 15 goals and 36 points in 54 contests. The Hurricanes have a lot of depth up front and Luostarinen will likely need time to adapt to the smaller North American ice sheet, so he'll almost certainly spend most of the 2019-20 season in the minors.
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