Hurricanes sign Carson

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms with defenceman Brett Carson on a one-year, two-way contract on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old completed his first full NHL season in 2009-10 with two goals and 12 points in 54 contests.

"Brett got his first shot at being a regular on the NHL level last season, and proved that he could provide a consistent, solid presence on our back end," said Hurricanes president and general manager Jim Rutherford. "We're happy that we were able to get this deal done and bring him back, as this really strengthens the depth of our defense."

A fourth-round pick by Carolina in 2004, Carson did not record a point in a five-game stint with the 'Canes in 2008-09.


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