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O'Neill ends comeback bid with Hurricanes

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Jeff O'Neill has ended his NHL comeback bid with the Carolina Hurricanes.

He notified the team of his decision after Sunday's exhibition win over Philadelphia. Hurricanes president and general manager Jim Rutherford said it's difficult for a player who sat out for a season to return to the league, but that O'Neill looked fine in training camp.

O'Neill was a key scorer on the Hurricanes team that reached the 2002 Stanley Cup finals.

The two sides reached an agreement to release him from the training camp roster.

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