Hurricanes send down RW Aucoin

Jan 9, 2008 - 3:55 AM BOSTON (Ticker) -- Following their 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes assigned right wing Keith Aucoin to Albany of the American Hockey League.

Aucoin, who saw 11 minutes, 33 seconds of action and recorded one shot on goal against Boston, notched three assists in nine contests with Carolina this season. In 29 contests with Albany, the 29-year-old registered 25 assists and 32 points - both team highs.

A native of Massachusetts, Aucoin - who was named captain for PlanetUSA in the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic on January 28 - has collected five assists in 24 career games with the Hurricanes.

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