News:Mike Murphy announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he will leave the Hurricanes organization to play in the KHL for the upcoming season, Raleigh-Durham's News & Observer reports.
Analysis: After playing in just two games for Carolina this season, Mike Murphy will try his hand in Russia for 2012-2013. Though his chances of ever donning a 'Canes sweater again are slim, Carolina will retain the restricted free agent's NHL rights during his stint overseas.
News: The Hurricanes have returned Mike Murphy to Charlotte of the AHL according to the News Observer.
Analysis:Mike Murphy was only up on an emergency basis and with Cam Ward able to return, there was no need for him on the roster anymore.
News: The Hurricanes have recalled Mike Murphy from AHL Charlotte, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Mike Murphy is being recalled on an emergency basis, with Cam Ward dinged up, but unless Ward's injury lingers, it could be a short stint with the big club for Murphy.
News:Mike Murphy has been recalled from AHL Charlotte, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer.
Analysis: This spells trouble for Cam Ward's availability for Monday's game against the Capitals, which is the start of a crucial six-game homestand.
News: The Hurricanes assigned Mike Murphy to AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, the Charlotte News & Observer reports.
Analysis:Mike Murphy appeared in two games with the Hurricanes did not start. He will essentially switch roles with Justin Peters, the goalie who was called up to take his roster spot: Peters will become the backup behind Cam Ward, and Murphy will serve as the regular goaltender for Charlotte.
News:Mike Murphy made his NHL debut late in the third period Tuesday against Calgary. He faced just two shots and stopped both of them while the 'Canes mounted a spirited comeback attempt, but in an unusual twist, he was stuck with the loss because Jarome Iginla's empty-netter came with Murphy as the goalie of record.
Analysis: When it rains, it pours, and it's certainly pouring on the Hurricanes' goalies this year. Cam Ward, who was pulled after allowing six goals, has had a brutal season, but Mike Murphy isn't being asked to step in and replace him. That said, the 22-year-old has put up good numbers in the AHL for three straight seasons now and was a quiet standout in junior hockey. Don't be surprised if the 'Canes find a way to work Murphy into a backup/timeshare role even after Brian Boucher returns from his injury.
News: The Hurricanes recalled Mike Murphy from AHL Charlotte on Tuesday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis:Mike Murphy was brought up on an emergency basis after Brian Boucher suffered a lower-body injury during Monday's practice. Boucher's status is uncertain, but if he can't suit up Tuesday, Murphy would be the team's backup goalie behind Cam Ward.