The Hurricane made a handful of roster moves today, assigning forward Martin Necas and defenseman Haydn Fleury to the Checkers and recalling forward Clark Bishop from Charlotte.

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Necas is in his first full pro season in North America and has notched a goal and an assist in seven games thus far with the Canes. The 19-year-old, who was taken 12th overall in the 2017 NHL draft, made the jump to North America after logging two seasons with Brno Kometa of his home country of the Czech Republic’s top league.

Fleury, who was picked seventh overall in 2014, has appeared in just one game for the Hurricanes so far this season. The 22-year-old spent the majority of 2017-18 in the NHL, logging eight assists in 67 games for Carolina while notching two helpers during a quick three-game stint with Charlotte during the All-Star Break. Fleury enjoyed success during his one full season in Charlotte, ranking second among team blue liners with 26 points (7g, 19a) in 69 games as a rookie in 2016-17.

This marks the first NHL recall for Bishop, who was a fifth-round selection by the Canes in 2014. The 22-year-old has come out firing this season for the Checkers with three points (1g, 2a) through the team’s first four games. After splitting his rookie campaign between the AHL and ECHL in 2016-17, Bishop took a big step last season by putting up 28 points (7g, 21a) in 68 games.

Additionally, the Hurricanes placed forward Phil Di Giuseppe on waivers earlier today. Should Di Giuseppe – who has recorded 89 points (35g, 54a) in 158 career AHL games with the Checkers – clear waivers Thursday at noon, the Hurricanes would have the option of assigning him to Charlotte.

The undefeated Checkers hit the Bojangles’ Coliseum ice Friday against the Hershey Bears for the team’s home opener.
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Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.