Carolina Hurricanes Call Up Zac Dalpe, Marc-Andre Gragnani


While the Carolina Hurricanes are sitting atop of their division standings at 9-8-1, it’s apparent that their front office believes they are better than they are. On Monday, the Hurricanes called the Charlotte Checkers and asked to have them send Zac Dalpe and Marc-Andrew Gragnani up to Raleigh.

Feb 26, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Jiri Tlusty (19) reaches for the puck during the first period against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

With Dalpe and Gragnani back on the main roster with the Hurricanes, Andreas Nodl and Michal Jordan were sent down a league to the Checkers.

Dalpe will be returning to the main roster in Raleigh for the second time this season. He had two assists and no goals in just six games before he was sent down to Charlotte earlier this month.

This will be Gragnani’s first NHL appearance this season with the Hurricanes. He has one goal and twenty-assists with the Charlotte Checkers this season.

The Hurricanes currently rank seventh in goals per game, twenty-first in goals scored against, twenty-first in power play percentage, and twenty-fourth in penalty kill percentage.

If the Hurricanes can find some more defense with a little more offensive thrown in their, they can really start to win more games and get into play off position.