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Hurricanes Send Seven Players Back To Juniors

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The Carolina Hurricanes cut their training camp roster to 44 players by returning seven players to their major junior squads.

Sergey Tolchinsky was among the seven players returned to their junior clubs Monday.
Sergey Tolchinsky was among the seven players returned to their junior clubs Monday.
Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes made their first roster move of training camp, optioning seven players back to their junior clubs.

Both Sergey Tolchinsky and Alex Nedeljkovic, who played in Sunday's preseason loss, were returned to Sault St. Marie and Plymouth, respectively. A few of their teammates were also returned to the OHL, with the Whalers’ Josh Wesley and the Greyhounds’ Tyler Ganly and Kyle Jenkins also among the seven players cut. Kitchener’s Brent Pedersen and Cape Breton’s Clark Bishop rounded out the list.

Here is the release from the Hurricanes:

HURRICANES RETURN SEVEN TO JUNIOR CLUBS
Training camp roster now at 44 players

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has trimmed its training camp roster by seven players. The team now has 44 players in camp, which continues today at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

The Hurricanes returned forwards Clark Bishop, Brent Pedersen, and Sergey Tolchinsky; defensemen Tyler Ganly, Kyle Jenkins and Josh Wesley; as well as goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, to their respective junior clubs. An updated training camp roster is attached to this release.