Canes activate Samsonov from IR

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OTTAWA, ON, -- The Carolina Hurricanes have activated left wing Sergei Samsonov from injured reserve.

Samsonov sustained a neck injury when he was checked into the boards during a preseason game against Atlanta on September 25.

The 31-year-old Russian did not accompany the team on its trip to Europe for the two-game season-opening series against Minnesota. He is eligible to return for Thursday's game against Ottawa.

Samsonov compiled 14 goals and 15 assists in 72 games for the Hurricanes last season.


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