RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned eight players to its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Albany River Rats. The Hurricanes’ training camp roster now stands at 33 players heading into Carolina’s exhibition game at Atlanta on Monday night. Click here for an updated training camp roster.
Forwards Mike Angelidis, Nicolas Blanchard, Chris Terry and Nick Dodge, along with defensemen Zack Fitzgerald, Jonathan Paiement and Brett Bellemore and goaltender Mike Murphy were all assigned to Albany. The River Rats open their 2009 training camp on Wednesday, Sept. 23.