Things always tend to get done when there's a deadline looming, and that's exactly what happened prior to today's 5 P.M. deadline set by the NHL that mandates that all 30 teams submit their final rosters to the league office.
Today, the Hurricanes announced the final cuts made to the training camp roster that trimmed the group down to be in accordance with the NHL's 23-man roster limit.
According to Ron Francis on the David Glenn Show (UPDATE: confirmed 4:00 pm via the press release which follows), included in the group of players who were sent down were Haydn Fleury, Trevor Carrick, Warren Foegele (returned to juniors), and Lucas Wallmark. Ryan Murphy was placed on injured reserve as he recovers from an ailment that he sustained in camp. Jakub Nakladal is not technically on the roster due to troubles with immigration, but Francis has said that he’ll likely join the team in Vancouver.
That, of course, left the group of players who will make the State Fair road trip that begins out in Winnipeg on Thursday night to start the season. Here are the players that have now officially made this team:
Jordan Staal (11), Andrej Nestrasil (15), Elias Lindholm (16), Jay McClement (18), Sebastian Aho (20), Lee Stempniak (21), Viktor Stalberg (25), Bryan Bickell (29), Phil di Giuseppe (34), Joakim Nordstrom (42), Victor Rask (49), Jeff Skinner (53), Teuvo Teravainen (86), Martin Frk (91)
Noah Hanifin (5), Brett Pesce (22), Justin Faulk (27), Roland McKeown (55), Ron Hainsey (65), Jaccob Slavin (74), Klas Dahlbeck
Cam Ward (30), Eddie Lack (31)
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 roster to 23 active players.
Forward Lucas Wallmark and defensemen Trevor Carrick and Haydn Fleury have been assigned to Carolina's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. Forward Warren Foegele has been returned to his junior team, the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The Hurricanes placed defenseman Ryan Murphy on injured reserve, and designated forwards Sergey Tolchinsky and Andrew Miller as well as defenseman Tyler Ganly as injured non-roster. Defenseman Jakub Nakladal is currently listed as a non-roster player.All NHL teams are required to trim their active rosters to 23 players by 5 p.m. ET today.
The Hurricanes will practice at Raleigh Center Ice at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, their final practice before beginning the season with a six-game road swing. Carolina's roster can be found here.