Spencer Knight is headed back to Charlotte, as the Panthers have assigned the netminder to the AHL.

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The rookie goaltender has been stellar in his last two starts for the Checkers last week, turning in a 44-save shutout against Hershey and following it up with 20 saves in a 5-2 win over Lehigh Valley. Knight then earned an NHL recall and was between the pipes last night for the Panthers' 6-1 victory over Buffalo, making 29 saves to pick up his first NHL win since Jan. 27.

With Charlotte this season, Knight is 7-3-0 with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.

The Checkers are finishing up their grueling road trip with matchups in Texas tonight and Wednesday before returning to Charlotte on Friday to kick off a five-game home stand.