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Hurricanes return three players to junior teams

Henman, De Jong and Mattheos will head back to their respective teams.

Jamie Kellner

The first cuts have been made at Canes Camp. The Hurricanes announced Sunday that they have returned three players to their respective junior league teams. Luke Henman, Stelio Mattheos and Brendan De Jong will be returning to their junior clubs and the camp roster has now been trimmed to 47 players.

Henman was selected in the 4th round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He’ll return to Blainville of the QMJHL. Mattheos will be returning to Brandon of the OHL and De Jong will return to Portland of the Western Hockey League. None of the three players returned was expected to make the roster in Raleigh or in Charlotte this year.

The Hurricanes press release is below:

RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned forwards Luke Henman (Blainville-Boisbriand – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) and Stelio Mattheos (Brandon – Western Hockey League) as well as defenseman Brendan De Jong (Portland – Western Hockey League) to their respective junior teams.

The Hurricanes training camp roster now stands at 47 players.