The Carolina Hurricanes placed six players on waivers on Sunday as they trimmed their roster a bit further.
Zach Boychuk, Aaron Palushaj, Jared Staal, Justin Peters, Michal Jordan, and Nicolas Blanchard were all reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers. (If anyone does not clear waivers, we will post that information here as soon as we know.)
Boychuk had the most noteworthy training camp of the bunch, but apparently it was not good enough for a longer look this preseason.
That leaves Zac Dalpe, Nathan Gerbe, Elias Lindholm, Chris Terry, Brett Sutter, Jeremy Welsh, Riley Nash, Radek Dvorak, and Drayson Bowman as borderline forwards still fighting for one of the open, bottom six spots.
Bowman, Lindholm, and Nash seem to have an inside track so far and while Gerbe has a two-way contract, he would also seem to be high in the mix.
That most likely leaves one spot open for either Dvorak, Sutter, Dalpe, Terry, or Welsh to claim. And Welsh is the only one of them with a one-way deal, which will pay him $850,000 whether he plays in the AHL or NHL, so we will see what happens.
On the injury front, Gleason, Ruutu, Lindholm, and Semin reportedly all missed practice today due to "day-to-day" minor issues.