The Carolina Hurricanes have re-assigned six prospects this afternoon, reducing the number at training camp to 49.
Forwards Gregory Hofmann (Ambri - Switzerland) and Mattias Lindstrom (Skelleftea - Sweden) have been returned to their European club teams, while forwards Victor Rask (Calgary - WHL) and Brody Sutter (Lethbridge - WHL), as well as defensemen Austin Levi (Plymouth - OHL) and Keegan Lowe (Edmonton - WHL), will join their Canadian Hockey League teams.
That Rask is returning to Calgary to play in the WHL for the Hitmen answers a summer of speculation by many from Sweden to Alberta as to where he would spend his next season. Other than clarifying Rask's next step, there are no surprises per se. Skelleftea was inquiring on bringing Lindstrom back to the SEL for another year. He is the only one of these 6 currently under contract.
Practice tomorrow will be two sessions, starting at 10 am and noon, at the RBC Center. Neither is expected to be a scrimmage game. The Charlotte Checkers Camp starts Monday, so we can expect significant cuts to the camp roster this weekend.