Canes send 12 players to Checkers

Chip AlexanderSeptember 30, 2011 

The Charlotte Checkers' training camp received a major influx of players Thursday.

The Carolina Hurricanes assigned 12 players to their American Hockey League affiliate. Sent to the Checkers were forwards Drayson Bowman, Zach Boychuk, Jerome Samson, Chris Terry, Jon Matsumoto, Brett Sutter and Chris Durno; defensemen Justin Krueger, Bobby Sanguinetti and Mathieu Roy; and goalies Justin Peters and Mike Murphy.

Terry was the Checkers' leading goal-scorer with 34 last season. Boychuk led the Checkers with 43 assists and 65 points in 60 games, and Samson had 26 goals and 54 points in 53 AHL games.

Justin Peters was the Canes' backup goaltender last season, appearing in 12 games. In the 2009-2010 season, with the Albany River Rats of the AHL, he had a 26-18-2 record and played in the AHL All-Star Classic.

Riley Nash, a center who spent all of last season with the Checkers, remains in the Canes' camp. Defenseman Justin Faulk, who played 13 Calder Cup playoff games for Charlotte, still is bidding for a Canes roster spot.

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