Hurricanes activate Nash, demote Sutter and Boychuk

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The Carolina Hurricanes will get one of their more steady players back in the lineup soon.

The team activated forward Riley Nash off injured reserve and demoted Zach Boychuk and Brett Sutter to make room for him on the roster. Nash missed the past five games with a lower-body injury.

This season, Nash has played in 36 games and has 10 points. For a guy playing fourth line minutes, that’s steady production. Of course, the Hurricanes are waiting on a few of their big name players to get healthy.

Captain Eric Staal (lower-body), forward Jiri Tlusty (appendectomy), and goalie Cam Ward (lower-body) are all still out of action. Getting Staal and Tlusty back soon will help push them deeper into the playoff hunt in the Metropolitan Division.