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Six Wolves changing places

The Chicago Wolves announced Tuesday that goaltender Antoine Bibeau, defenseman Joakim Ryan and forward Stelio Mattheos have been assigned to the team by the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL).

In addition, defenseman Joey Keane and goaltender Beck Warm have been recalled from loan and will join the Hurricanes’ taxi squad while goaltender Jeremy Helvig has been reassigned to the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL) by Carolina.

The 21-year-old Keane, who was born in Chicago and grew up in Homer Glen, has posted eight assists and a +6 plus/minus rating in 13 games for the Wolves this season. Warm, who’s making his professional debut this year, has posted a 5-1-0 record with a 2.02 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in six appearances. Warm ranks second in the American Hockey League in save percentage and seventh in GAA.

Bibeau, the Wolves’ Opening Night goaltender, returns to Chicago with a 1-1-1 record, a 2.60 GAA and a .901 save percentage in three AHL games. Ryan, a 27-year-old Rumson, New Jersey, native, has spent this season on Carolina’s taxi squad. He notched four goals and 20 assists in 141 games for the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings over the last three years.

Mattheos has been a part of the Wolves for much of this season — posting two assists in six games — but he was reassigned to Fort Wayne last week and appeared in three games. Helvig heads to the Komets with a 4-0-0 mark for the Wolves this season along with a 2.50 GAA and .920 save percentage.

The Wolves lead the AHL’s Central Division with a 10-2-0-1 record, which also represents the second-best winning percentage (.808) in the 28-team AHL. Chicago travels to Grand Rapids at 5 p.m. Friday.

Fans are not permitted to attend home games this season in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines, but fans can place their smiling faces inside the building with a limited-edition St. Patrick’s Day-inspired cutout placed in the Wolves Fan Gallery, presented by Hefty. To learn how to purchase a cutout, click here or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.