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Hurricanes Release Opening Night Roster

Bean returned to WHL; Stempniak placed on injured reserve

by Terrell Williams @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has completed its roster moves for the opening of the 2017-18 season.

The Hurricanes returned defenseman Jake Bean to his junior team, the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The team also placed forward Lee Stempniak on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The Hurricanes' season-opening active roster includes two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 14 forwards.


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