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Canes call up Slavin

The Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday recalled defenseman Jaccob Slavin from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Slavin will join the Canes for the team practice Thursday at PNC Arena.

It is the first NHL recall for Slavin, 21, who leads all Charlotte defensemen with seven assists. He also leads all Checkers skaters with a plus-6 plus/minus rating, and ranks tied for first among Checkers defensemen with seven points.

Slavin is in his first professional season after playing two years of collegiate hockey at Colorado College.

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