Canes assign 28 players to Charlotte Checkers

September 15, 2012 11:53:13 AM PDT
The Carolina Hurricanes assigned 28 players to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League and one player to his Canadian Hockey League team on Saturday.

The 28 players assigned to Charlotte are forwards Nicolas Blanchard, Zach Boychuk, Zac Dalpe, A.J. Jenks, Riley Nash, Victor Rask, Jerome Samson, Justin Shugg, Jeff Skinner, Jared Staal, Brett Sutter, Brody Sutter, Chris Terry, Tim Wallace and Jeremy Welsh; defensemen Brett Bellemore, Justin Faulk, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Michal Jordan, Tommi Kivisto, Justin Krueger, Austin Levi, Rasmus Rissanen, Bobby Sanguinetti, Beau Schmitz and Joe Sova and goaltenders John Muse and Justin Peters.

In addition, defenseman Ryan Murphy has been assigned to Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

The moves come just minutes before the NHL said there would be no bargaining with union Saturday.

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