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Tolchinsky sent back to Checkers

The Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday reassigned forward Sergey Tolchinsky to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Tolchinsky was recalled to Carolina on Monday and played in the Canes’ 2-1 shootout win Tuesday at Boston.

Tolchinsky, 21, made his NHL debut for the Hurricanes on March 31 against the New York Rangers, earning his first NHL point with an assist on Justin Faulk’s second-period goal. The Moscow native is fourth among Checkers skaters this season with 36 points in 67 games.