The Carolina Hurricanes announced their most recent round of training camp cuts on Thursday. Nine players have been removed from the NHL team’s roster and have been assigned to lower levels.
Janne Kuokkanen, Morgan Geekie, Steven Lorentz, Eetu Luostarinen, Stelio Mattheos, Colin Markison, Jake Bean, Kyle Wood, and Alex Nedeljkovic have been assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. Jesper Sellgren has been assigned to Lulea of the Swedish Hockey League. 2019 first-round pick Ryan Suzuki has been assigned to his OHL team, the Barrie Colts.
With this round of cuts, the Hurricanes’ training camp roster now sits at 29 players, including the likes of Martin Necas, Julien Gauthier, Chase Priskie (who is back from injury and participating fully with the team in Thursday’s practice), and veterans Brian Gibbons and Max McCormick. The final three goalies are Petr Mrazek, James Reimer, and Anton Forsberg, who had an excellent showing on Wednesday night in Nashville.
An updated list of Carolina’s training camp roster can be found here.
The official news release from the team is below:
Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned forwards Morgan Geekie, Janne Kuokkanen, Steven Lorentz, Eetu Luostarinen and Stelio Mattheos, defensemen Jake Bean and Kyle Wood, and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, defenseman Jesper Sellgren has been assigned to Lulea HF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), forward Ryan Suzuki has been assigned to the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and forward Colin Markison will report to Charlotte’s training camp.
The Hurricanes training camp roster now stands at 29 players.