'Canes place Tlusty on IR

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have placed forward Jiri Tlusty on injured reserve because of an upper body injury.

Tlusty has missed the last nine games because of the problem. The move is retroactive to Dec. 16.

In 21 games this season, Tlusty has three goals and one assist.

The Hurricanes recalled centre Jon Matsumoto from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte on an emergency basis. This will be Matsumoto's third trip to the parent club this season. He has two goals in 11 games for the Hurricanes.


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