Carolina Hurricanes

Boychuk, LaRose to be assigned; Brown recalled

The Canes on Monday said they planned to assign forwards Zach Boychuk and Chad LaRose to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, reducing their roster to 22 players.

Boychuk, who led the AHL in goals last season with 36 for the Checkers, must first clear waivers. LaRose, a former Canes forward, did not play hockey last season and joined the Canes camp on a professional tryout. He has been released from the tryout and has an AHL contract.

After making the announcement on Jeff Skinner’s concussion, the Canes recalled forward Patrick Brown from the Checkers. Brown was assigned Saturday to Charlotte.

The final NHL rosters must be submitted by Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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