Defenseman Haydn Fleury will officially re-join the Hurricanes organization after agreeing to a new one-year contract on Tuesday.
A key member of last season’s Calder Cup championship team in Charlotte, Fleury, 23, split the first three seasons of his pro career between the Checkers and Hurricanes. Carolina’s first-round pick in 2014 (seventh overall), Fleury will now require waivers in order to be assigned to Charlotte, which, along with the one-way nature of his new contract, makes further appearances with the Checkers less likely.
During his time with Charlotte last season, Fleury posted 10 points (2g, 8a) in 28 regular-season games and six more (2g, 4a) in 11 playoff contests.
With Fleury and Clark Bishop re-signed in recent days, defensemen Trevor Carrick and Roland McKeown are the only remaining restricted free agents from the Checkers’ championship team.