The Checkers’ offensive attack gained another boost today as the Hurricanes assigned Aleksi Saarela to Charlotte.

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The forward was recalled by Carolina on Wednesday but did not make his NHL debut, serving as a healthy extra for yesterday’s win over Pittsburgh. Saarela now returns to the Checkers, where he ranks third on the team with 13 goals.

The Finnish native, who has notched five goals in his last five AHL games, gives the Checkers some more firepower as they head into a two-game series with Hershey 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.