The Carolina Hurricanes released their training camp roster last night and a total of 51 players were selected to participate. Michael Smith, who works for the club, reported on Twitter that the team will not have any PTO's this preseason, confirming that Ron Francis has not changed his mind from his earlier stance.
Of the players named, 17 of them participated in the Traverse City Tournament just completed. The club's prospects finished with a 2-2 record and were led by Victor Rask with nine points (4G 5A) in four games and Brock McGinn with five points, (3G 2A) in three games. Sergey Tolchinsky also had five points in four games. (McGinn missed a game with a lower body injury).
The team also released the training camp groupings, which may offer a glimpse at what coach Peters is looking at regarding lines.
In Group A, the first line is listed as Jeff Skinner, Eric Staal, and Elias Lindholm. Next is Brad Malone, Jay McClement, and Patrick Dwyer.
In Group B, the first line is Jiri Tlusty, Jordan Staal, and Alexander Semin. Then we have Nathan Gerbe, Riley Nash, and Zach Boychuk. We will see how these lines do, or if they even stay together.
On defense we have Andrej Sekera and Ryan Murphy in the first defensive pair on Group A with Jay Harrison and Brett Bellemore next.
In Group B, Ron Hainsey and Justin Faulk are the first pairing with John-Michael Liles and Tim Gleason the second.
Anton Khudobin, Daniel Altshuller, and Alex Nedeljkovic are the goalies in Group A while Cam Ward and Drew MacIntyre will back stop Group B.
Group A will hit the ice at 8:55 a.m. on Friday. Group B will follow that up at 11 a.m.
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