Carolina Hurricanes

Murphy assigned to Checkers; will play in AHL All-Star Classic

The Carolina Hurricanes have assigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL so that he can participate in the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic.

Murphy, 21, has earned five assists in 16 NHL games for the Hurricanes this season. He leads all Charlotte skaters in assists this season with 17 in 23 AHL games.

The 2015 AHL All-Star Classic will be held on Jan. 25-26 in Utica, NY.

The Hurricanes have a break for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend and will resume practice on Monday.