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The Canes have recalled defenseman Casey Borer from Albany (AHL). Borer will be available to play in tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens at the RBC Center.

5:45 p.m. UPDATE: Borer and Tim Conboy will play tonight and Canes will dress seven defensemen. Forward Drayson Bowman will not play because of contractural issue that involves him being an emergency callup.

Borer, 24, has one goal and eight assists (9 points) in 30 AHL games this season for Albany. On April 2, the Minneapolis, Minn., native was named the winner of the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Award, as the player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey.

Borer was among those most seriously injured in the River Rats’ Feb. 19, 2009, bus crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike. He suffered a fractured neck vertebra, ending his 2008-09 season, and underwent surgery on his neck in September. After spending nearly a full year recovering from the injury, Borer returned to Albany’s lineup on Jan. 23, 2010.

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A Raleigh native, Chip has worked at the N&O since 1979 and is the Canes beat writer. He can be reached at You can follow him on Twitter at @ice_chip.