The Hurricanes on Wednesday recalled defenseman Brett Bellemore from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.
Bellemore, who has good size at 6-4 and 210 pounds, is in his fourth professional season and will be making his NHL debut. He was a sixth-round pick by the Canes in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Bellemore leads the Checkers in plus-minus (plus-12) and penalty minutes (85) in 62 games this season.
In one other personnel move Wednesday, the Canes placed forward Chad LaRose on injured reserve. LaRose has missed the past nine games with a concussion.