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Hanifin should be ready for Hurricanes camp: report @NHLdotcom

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin will be ready for training camp, general manager Ron Francis told the News & Observer on Friday.

Hanifin, the No. 5 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, is not playing in the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., because of an injury sustained during USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp in August.

The Hurricanes start training camp Sept. 18.

Hanifin, 18, had five goals and 23 points in 37 games last season at Boston College to finish third in NCAA scoring among freshmen defensemen. He also helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, finishing tied for second among defensemen with five points (four assists) in seven games.

Hanifin signed a three-year contract with the Hurricanes on July 11 that will pay him $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League level through 2017-18.

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