Roland McKeown is headed to the NHL as the Hurricanes have recalled the defenseman from Charlotte.

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This marks the third recall this season for the second-year pro. McKeown who made his NHL debut earlier this season, has recorded two assists in three games with Carolina. In the AHL, McKeown has set career highs in goals (7), assists (16) and points (23) and ranks second on among Charlotte blue liners in scoring, as well as tying for the league lead with a +35 rating.

The loss of McKeown compounded with Josiah Didier’s upcoming three-game suspension leaves the Checkers’ blue line shorthanded heading into this weekend’s series against the Laval Rocket. To fill that hole, the Checkers have signed Zack Kamrass to a professional tryout.

The 27-year-old defenseman has put up 17 points (6g, 11a) in 44 games this season for the Florida Everblades. Kamrass, a product of UMass-Lowell, has spent most of his three pro seasons in the ECHL, totaling 83 points (18g, 65a) and 50 penalty minutes in 170 games with the Idaho Steelheads and the Florida Everblades. The Atlanta native logged one AHL contest in 2015-16 with the Texas Stars.
Nicholas Niedzielski
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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.