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Austin Levi, Rasmus Rissanen Sent Back To CHL Teams

Rasmus Rissanen, left, and Austin Levi, right, were assigned to their respective junior clubs Wednesday by the Hurricanes. Photo by LTD.

Defensemen Austin Levi and Rasmus Rissanen became the first two players gone from Carolina’s training camp, with both players being assigned to their junior teams for the 2010-11 season, according to a release from the Hurricanes.

Levi, a third-round pick in this year’s draft, will rejoin the OHL's Plymouth Whalers, while Rissanen, a sixth-round pick in 2009, heads back to the WHL’s Everett Silvertips. The moves bring Carolina’s roster down to 43 44 players, with the team now carrying 14 defensemen.