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Pesce, Rask to Miss Remainder of the Season

March 21, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Charlotte Checkers News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that defenseman Brett Pesce and forward Victor Rask will each miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season due to shoulder injuries. The Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Roland McKeown (mick-CUE-in) on emergency from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.

McKeown, 22, has earned two assists in three games with the Hurricanes this season. The Listowel, Ont., native made his NHL debut on Nov. 4 at Arizona and earned his first NHL points with two assists against Florida on Nov. 7. McKeown currently ranks first in the AHL in plus/minus (+35), and has totaled 23 points (7g, 16a) in 61 games for Charlotte this season. He ranks tied for first among Checkers defensemen in goals and second in points.

A second-round selection (50th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Draft, McKeown (6'1", 195 lbs.) has totaled 35 points (8g, 27a) in 136 career AHL games for Charlotte. He was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Kings on Feb. 25, 2015, along with a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (Julien Gauthier) in exchange for Andrej Sekera.

The Hurricanes host the Arizona Coyotes at PNC Arena on Thursday (7 p.m., FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports GO, Hurricanes Radio Network). For information about Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263).

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