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HURRICANES CUT FIVE PLAYERS TO REDUCE ROSTER TO 28

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

ZIGOMANIS, DEFAUW, BAYDA, HALKO AND KNYAZEV ASSIGNED TO LOWELL

Prospect Ryan Bayda was among the five players assigned to Lowell by the Hurricanes on Sunday.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2002) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced that the team has completed its third round of cuts in preparation for the start of the 2002-2003 season.

Five players have been assigned to the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League. After beginning training camp on September 15th with 60 players, the Hurricanes roster now stands at 28.

The players assigned to the Hurricanes’ top minor league affiliate in Lowell were forwards Mike Zigomanis, Brad DeFauw and Ryan Bayda and defensemen Steve Halko and Igor Knyazev. The Lock Monsters opened their training camp on September 22.

The Hurricanes will host the Kids ‘n Community Charity Golf Classic on Monday beginning at 11 a.m. at Raleigh Country Club. The event, which benefits scholarship programs, children’s health and education is sold out for participants.

The Hurricanes’ next preseason game is Wednesday, when Carolina hosts the Atlanta Thrashers at RBC Center at 7:00 p.m.

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