(photo credit: AP/Karl B DeBlaker)
Peters was assigned to Charlotte for a conditioning stint on Feb. 19 where he was 3-1-1 during the assignment. He has spent the majority of the 2013-14 season with Carolina, posting a 7-9-4 record, 2.50 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 21 NHL games.
Selected by Carolina in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Peters (6’1”, 210 lbs.) has a career NHL record of 22-31-8, with a 3.05 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 68 career games.
On Thursday Rutherford made another announcement, that he would be recalling Justin Peters and Ryan Murphy from Charlotte.
The move was necessary after it was confirmed that Justin Faulk, who sustained an upper-body injury in Sunday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, would miss at least one week. Faulk was placed on Injured Reserve.
Twenty-year-old Murphy has produced 17 assists and 18 points in 16 games with the Checkers since being assigned to the team on Jan. 24. In 39 NHL games with the Hurricanes this season, he has two goals and 11 points. Murphy was selected by the Hurricanes in the first round (No. 12) of the 2011 NHL Draft.