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2002 star has been in low minors

Updated: February 18, 2004, 2:33 AM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina is bringing back goalie Arturs Irbe, a hero in the team's run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2002 who got much of the blame when the Hurricanes recorded the fewest points in the NHL last season.

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Irbe, 37, has spent this season in the low minors with Johnstown after refusing a $1.8 million buyout of his two-year, $5.2 million contract.

Jim Rutherford, the Hurricanes' general manager, told The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer on Tuesday night that ...

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