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Anchorage's Tim Wallace summoned to NHL (UPDATED)

Right winger Tim Wallace of Anchorage has been called up to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes, who tonight play at Toronto. (UPDATE: Wallace is in the lineup tonight).

Wallace, 28, owns 73 games of NHL experience, including 49 last season, when he earned 3-6--9 totals playing for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders. Wallace also has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Wallace in 43 games for AHL Charlotte this season owns 9-11--20 totals.

Five Alaskans, all from Anchorage, have played in the NHL so far this season -- defenseman Matt Carle and center Nate Thompson, both for Tampa Bay; winger Brandon Dubinsky for Columbus, right wing Joey Crabb for Washington and center Scott Gomez for San Jose.

Wallace's promotion, of course, earns him a nice bump in pay. According to, his AHL salary is $105,000 annually and his NHL rate is $700,000.