Maple Leafs Send Jiri Tlusty to Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina
Hurricanes have acquired forward Jiri Tlusty from the
Toronto Maple Leafs for Philippe Paradis in a swap of former
first-rounders.

Hurricanes general manager Jim
Rutherford
says Thursday's deal brings his team someone "who is further
along in the development phase."

The 21-year-old Tlusty is in his
third full professional season in North America and went to Toronto
with the 13th pick in 2006. He has 10 goals and 10 assists in 74 career
NHL games.

Carolina selected Paradis in June
with the 27th pick and the forward has eight goals and 11 assists with
Shawinigan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Carolina also recalled defenseman Bryan Rodney from its AHL affiliate in Albany.

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