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Canes call up Rissanen from Checkers

The Carolina Hurricanes on Monday recalled defenseman Rasmus Rissanen from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

Rissanen, 23, has one goal and 10 assists in 52 games for Charlotte this season. The Kuopio, Finland, native has totaled 36 points (7 goals, 29 assists) and 301 penalty minutes in 240 career AHL games with the Checkers.

Rissanen was a sixth-round pick by the Canes in the 2009 NHL draft.

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