Cole activated from IR after missing four games with neck injury

Updated: November 23, 2007, 3:39 PM ET
Associated Press

Erik Cole

Cole

Right Wing
Carolina Hurricanes

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2008 Season Stats
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
14 3 9 12 7 12

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Erik Cole is set to rejoin the Carolina Hurricanes after missing four games with a neck injury.

The Hurricanes are activating the 29-year-old winger from injured reserve and assigning Ryan Bayda to AHL Albany.

Cole was taken from the ice on a stretcher after colliding with Florida Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun on Nov. 12.

The veteran of six NHL seasons is less than two years removed from a serious neck injury. Cole fractured a vertebra on March 2006, when he was hit from behind by Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik.


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