After 2 games with the Hurricanes, they have decided to return their 2008 first round pick Zach Boychuk to his junior team. Since he played in less than nine NHL games, his entry-level contract hasn’t kicked in yet. He will return to the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League.
Scott Walker, Tuomo Ruutu and Justin Williams are all still out of the lineup with injuries, and Boychuk’s departure leaves room from a call-up. The Canes will likely call-up forward/defenseman Tim Conboy.