Following a two-game NHL debut, the Carolina Hurricanes have reassigned center Riley Nash to Charlotte.
Nash, 22, averaged 10:46 of ice time in two games against Phoenix and Ottawa, earning his first career NHL point with an assist on Andreas Nodl’s goal in the team’s 2-1 overtime win over Ottawa on Friday. Nash was originally credited with the goal, but the scoring was changed when it was determined that he did not touch the puck when Nodl’s centering feed went in off defenseman Matt Carkner.
The point was Nash’s first since Nov. 23, when he recorded a goal and 2 assists in the Checkers’ 6-3 win at Norfolk.
Nash suffered a facial laceration in his most recent game with the Checkers on Tuesday that caused him to miss the latter half of the third period and overtime, but is clearly not serious. He suffered another on his first NHL shift that required stitches but did not cause him to miss a significant amount of game action.
Hurricanes center Tim Brent, whose injury prompted Nash’s recall, took part in the morning skate on Friday and is expected to play in the team’s next game on Monday. The Checkers are off until they head to Rockford to begin a two-game road trip on Friday, Dec. 30.