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Canes Trim Roster Over Weekend

Boychuk, Peters, Palushaj, Jordan, Blanchard, and Jared Staal reassigned to Checkers

Nathan Gerbe in action against the Sabres.  The winger has survived the first round of cuts.
Nathan Gerbe in action against the Sabres. The winger has survived the first round of cuts.
Jen Fuller

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.

Let's just say that the top six forwards, (not necessarily going to play in the top six spots) are, Eric Staal, Alexander Semin, Jiri Tlusty, Tuomo Ruutu, Jordan Staal, and Jeff Skinner.

Patrick Dwyer will certainly have a place somewhere and the team seems set to keep Kevin Westgarth in some capacity.

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.