TAMPA — The Hurricanes have recalled forward Pat Dwyer from the Albany River Rats (AHL), coach Paul Maurice said today.
The Canes lost forward Patrick Eaves to an upper-body injury Friday in the 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Maurice said Eaves did not injure his shoulder — a problem that has knocked Eaves out of games this season.
"It's muscular and we just hope it settles down," he said, without being more specific. "We're not expecting it to be long-term."
In 25 games with the River Rats, Dwyer has seven goals and 10 assists. Dwyer has played 12 games with the Canes this season, scoring a goal against Philadelphia, and was effective on the penalty kill.
"We've got some other guys up front who are dealing with a host of minor, nagging things that won't keep them out of the lineup, but if we need somebody who can pop up in the top nine and run somebody harder, that's why we brought him up," Maurice said.