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Hurricanes Trim Roster to 40 Players

12 players returned to Charlotte; Hofmann returned to Switzerland

by Rosie Wells @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 trimmed its training camp roster to 40 players ahead of the Hurricanes' three-game road trip.

Forwards Clark Bishop, Warren Foegele, Steven Lorentz, Andrew Poturalski, Nick Schilkey, Spencer Smallman and Sergey Tolchinsky; defensemen Tyler Ganly, Keegan Kanzig and Josh Wesley; and goaltenders Callum Booth and Alex Nedeljkovic will join the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), whose training camp begins on Monday. Gregory Hofmann will return to Switzerland and join HC Lugano of the National League (NL), whose season is underway.


The Hurricanes training camp roster is now at 40 players. Carolina begins a three-game road trip on Saturday against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. The Hurricanes will conclude the trip with a pair of games against the Edmonton Oilers: Sept. 25 in Edmonton and Sept. 27 in Saskatoon. 

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