RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has trimmed its training camp roster to 32 players ahead of the Hurricanes' final exhibition game on Friday against Washington.
The Hurricanes assigned Jake Bean (Calgary - WHL) and Julien Gauthier (Val d'Or - QMJHL) to their respective junior teams, and Aleksi Saarela to Lukko of Liiga (Finnish elite league). Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, defensemen Dennis Robertson and Jake Chelios and forwards Andrew Poturalski and Valentin Zykov have been assigned to Carolina's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. Forward Raffi Torres has been released from his tryout.
Brendan Woods, Brody Sutter, Keegan Lowe, Matt Tennyson and Michael Leighton will also be assigned to Charlotte today, pending waivers.
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