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Canes call up Woods from Checkers

The Hurricanes on Monday recalled forward Brendan Woods from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Woods will join the Hurricanes in New Jersey for Tuesday's game in Newark against the Devils.

It's the first NHL recall for Woods, 22, who is in his second full professional season. He has played in all 29 Checkers games this season and is tied for fourth among Charlotte skaters with 13 points.

Forwards Eric Staal and Alex Semin did not practice Tuesday in Newark. Semin played Sunday against the New York Rangers after being sidelined six games with a lower-body injury.