The Carolina Hurricanes have released the rosters for tomorrow's Red vs White Scrimmage game, set for noon at the RBC Center. There are 22 players, including 8 defensemen on each side. Here is our updated 7-page .pdf guide reflecting those rosters. Click on this link to download: Canes Country's Guide to 2011 Training Camp.
The remaining12 players not taking part in the scrimmage will be practicing at the early session at 9:30. Derek Joslin was held out of practice today due to illness which would seem to explain why he is not participating in tomorrow scrimmage. Justin Faulk was moved over to take Joslin's spot in today's groupings.
Cam Ward also missed today's practice because of "upper body stiffness". Regular alternate Jorge Alves took his place on this ice
Sunday's scrimmage game will feature all the typical events from a regular season game, including the singing of the National Anthem, and three full periods of play with intermission entertainment. No word yet on who will coach the second team. This event is general admission so all seats are open to the public and a ticket is not required.
Tomorrow's match is the first scrimmage game held during a Canes training camp since 2008, when Peter Laviolette was coaching here in Raleigh. There will be a second scrimmage game at the RBC Center this Wednesday at noon.
The first pre-season game is set for 7pm Monday night in Buffalo, when the Canes face the Sabres. That game will not be televised, but will be broadcast on the radio at 99.9 ESPN the Fan. The first pre-season game in Raleigh is next Friday, Sept 23 vs Nashville.
Bob Wage is attending the practice this morning, and you can follow @CanesCountry on twitter for live reports. The last session begins at 12:30. Check back for his write up with quotes from the players later on.