The Checkers’ blue line is getting another reinforcement as the Canes have assigned Haydn Fleury to Charlotte.

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Additionally the Checkers are making a swap at forward, recalling Steven Lorentz from the ECHL’s Florida Everblades and assigning Cliff Pu there.

Fleury was recalled to Carolina earlier this week but has served as a healthy extra for the Canes in each game during this stint. He has logged one assist in 12 NHL games this season.

The third-year blue liner now returns to Charlotte where he has put up four points (1g, 3a) in 14 AHL games this season.

Lorentz recorded another two points in two games during his most recent ECHL stint, bringing his total with Florida to 23 points (9g, 14a) through 19 games. He now returns to Charlotte where he has logged a goal and an assist through 13 games this season. Prior to his most recent time in the ECHL, Lorentz had been with Charlotte since early December but was a healthy extra more often than not, appearing in just four AHL games since Christmas.

This marks the first ECHL assignment for Cliff Pu, who has six points (1g, 5a) in 42 AHL games thus far in his rookie campaign. Pu, a third-round pick by Buffalo in 2016, has periodically been a healthy scratch for the Checkers, including twice in the last seven games.

The Checkers are in Hershey this weekend for a pair of road contests starting Saturday night.
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.