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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC (September 25, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has assigned four players to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League (IHL). After beginning training camp on September 7th with 43 players, the Hurricanes roster now stands at 26.

Defensemen Greg Kuznik and Mike Rucinski and forwards Craig MacDonald and Byron Ritchie will now attend the training camp of Carolina’s top minor league affiliate. The Cyclones open their training camp on September 27.

The Hurricanes make their Entertainment and Sports Arena preseason debut on Wednesday, September 27, when the Washington Capitals visit Raleigh for a 7:00 p.m. face-off. The game is the first-ever preseason exhibition at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.


(As of September 25, 2000)


1IRBE, ArtursG5-8190LRiga, Latvia02/02/67

31MOSS, TylerG6-0185ROttawa, Ont.06/29/75

35PELLETIER, Jean-MarcG6-3200LAtlanta, GA03/04/78


2WESLEY, Glen D6-1205LRed Deer, Alta.10/02/68

4HATCHER, KevinD6-3230RDetroit, MI09/09/66

5MALIK, Marek D6-5235LOstrava, Czech.06/24/75

7WALLIN, NiclasD6-3220LFors, Sweden02/20/75

8OZOLINSH, SandisD6-3205LRiga, Latvia08/03/72

10FRANCIS, Ron C6-3200LSault Ste. Marie, Ont.03/01/63

11DANIELS, JeffLW6-1200LOshawa, Ont.06/24/68

13BATTAGLIA, BatesLW6-2205LChicago, Illinois12/13/75

14HALKO, SteveD6-1200REtobicoke, Ont.03/08/74

16WESTLUND, TommyRW6-0202RFors, Sweden12/29/74

17BRIND’AMOUR, RodC6-1200LOttawa, Ont.08/09/70

19DiMAIO, RobC5-10190RCalgary, Alta.02/19/68

20LANGDON, DarrenLW6-1205LDeer Lake, NF01/08/71

23GELINAS, MartinLW5-11195LShawinigan, Que.06/05/70

24KAPANEN, SamiRW5-10180LHelsinki, Finland06/14/73

25WILLIS, ShaneRW6-0185REdmonton, Alta.06/13/77

33KARPA, DaveD6-1205RRegina, Sask.05/07/71

34MacNEIL, IanC6-2190LHalifax, N.S.04/27/77

45TANABE, DavidD6-1195RMinneapolis, MN07/19/80

46ADAMS, Craig RW6-0200RCalgary, Alta.04/26/77

62SVOBODA, JaroslavLW6-2190LCervenka, Czech.06/01/80

63VASICEK, JosefC6-4200LHavlickuv Brod, Czech.09/12/80

92O’NEILL, JeffC6-0195RKing City, Ont.02/23/76

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