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UPDATED with Official release; TSN's Bob McKenzie reports 7 Canes on waivers prior to AHL assignment

UPDATED: The Canes have made it official. In addition to the 7 on waivers noted earlier, forwards Drayson Bowman,  Zach Boychuk, Chris Terry, plus Justin Krueger and Michael Murphy are headed to Charlotte. Center Riley Nash and teen-aged defensemen Justin Faulk, and Ryan Murphy remain in Raleigh, for at least a little longer. 


Twelve players assigned to Charlotte Checkers’ training camp


RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned 12 players from its training camp to its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The Hurricanes’ training camp now stands at 24 players, and an updated training camp roster is attached to this release.

Forwards Drayson Bowman, Zach Boychuk, Chris Durno, Jon Matsumoto, Jerome Samson, Brett Sutter and Chris Terry, defensemen Justin Krueger, Mathieu Roy and Bobby Sanguinetti, and goaltenders Mike Murphy and Justin Peters, will join Charlotte's training camp on Friday.

The original report from Bob McKenzie is after the jump

Bob McKenzie has  tweeted several names on the NHL waiver wire today including seven from the Hurricanes

More waivers: Durno, Matsumoto, Roy, Sanguinetti, Peters, Samson, Brett Sutter (all CAR); ....

That would be forwards Chris Durno, Jon Matsumoto, Jerome Samson and Brett Sutter; defensemen Mathieu Roy and Bobby Sanguinetti, and goaltender Justin Peters.

Prior to yesterday's game in Winnipeg, Coach Paul Maurice stated that there would likely be a total of 9 cuts made today. Others who don't require waivers would include goalie Mike Murphy and forwards like Riley Nash, Chris Terry, Zach Boychuk and Drayson Bowman.

We'll update as soon as official announcement is made by the Hurricanes. The remaining players are scheduled to practice at 1pm.

Other familiar names on the waiver wire are former Hurricanes Michael Leighton (PHI) and Bryan Rodney (ANA).