The Carolina Hurricanes on Monday reassigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
Murphy will join the Checkers for the team’s final two regular-season games on Thursday and Friday in Cleveland against the Lake Erie Monsters. Charlotte is in a tight race for a spot in the AHL’s Western Conference playoffs and can secure a postseason berth with wins in both games against the Monsters.
Murphy, 23, has split the 2015-16 season between the Hurricanes and the Checkers. He earned 10 assists in 35 NHL games with Carolina, and has seven goals and 15 assists in 30 AHL games with Charlotte.
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