RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that nine players have been released from the team’s training camp. Forwards Matt Murley, Jakub Petruzalek and Jerome Samson
, along with defensemen Noah Babin, Brett Bellemore
, Casey Borer, Brett Carson and Mark Flood, will join the Hurricanes’ top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League, as the River Rats open training camp this week. Also, forward Drayson Bowman
will re-join his junior team, the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League.
The Hurricanes’ training camp roster now stands at 33 players. The team will hold its annual Kids ‘N Community Foundation golf tournament tomorrow at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary before resuming practice at the RBC Center at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Carolina will travel to Nashville on Thursday for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Predators at the Sommet Center (Hurricanes Radio Network) before rounding out the six-game preseason schedule next Sunday against Nashville at the RBC Center (3 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network).
An updated training camp roster is attached to this release. For training camp information and updates, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.