Dec 31, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Ryan Murphy (7) carries the puck against the Montreal Canadiens at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes Recall Ryan Murphy From The Charlotte Checkers

The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Ryan Murphy was the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. The 20-year-old has 2 goals and 9 assists (11 points) in 39 games played this season for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ryan Murphy has 1 goal and 17 assists (18 points) in 16 games played for the Charlotte CHeckers of the American Hockey League this season. Murphy went on an 11 game point streak from February 7th to March 4th with the Checkers. He got 14 points in those 11 games (1 goal, 13 assists).

Ryan Murphy will be playing a lot of power play time with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Carolina Hurricanes power play has been absolutely dreadful for a while, so hopefully Ryan Murphy can help.

Zach Boychuk is another player on the Charlotte Checkers that could help the power play. He leads the American Hockey League in power play goals.

Boychuk was the one who actually broke the news about Murphy’s recall Wednesday night via Twitter. Zach Boychuk has been known for breaking news when it comes to players moving between the Carolina Hurricanes and Charlotte Checkers.

Paul Branecky, Director of digital media for the Charlotte Checkers, later said that Boychuk was a good source.

Now that Ryan Murphy is back with the Carolina Hurricanes, he will likely take the place of either Jay Harrison or Mike Komisarek on the Canes’ blue line. Those two and Murphy will likely cycle in and out of the lineup.

The Carolina Hurricanes also recalled goalie Justin Peters from the Charlotte Checkers Wednesday morning. Peters was on a conditioning stint with the Checkers.

The Carolina Hurricanes play Friday night against the New York Rangers at the PNC Arena.

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