The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from his AHL conditioning stint.
Murphy ended up playing seven games and registering one assist during his latest stint with the Charlotte Checkers. The 23-year-old was the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft, but he has yet to establish himself as an everyday NHL player.
Prior to his AHL assignment, Murphy played four games for the ‘Canes, logging an average ice time of just 13:06. He had one assist and was minus-6.
Carolina starts a three-game California road trip Wednesday in Anaheim.