With a little more than a week to go before the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice for the start of the 2022-23 regular season, there are still a few spots remaining to be filled on the opening night roster.
The Hurricanes’ training camp roster now stands at 36 skaters and four goaltenders after William Lagesson and Ronan Seeley were assigned to the Chicago Wolves (AHL) and Grigorii Dronov was released from his PTO this morning. The defense is pretty much set after Calvin de Haan earned a contract off his PTO over the weekend, so tonight will likely be your last chance to watch the likes of Maxime Lajoie and Anttoni Honka before they head for Chicago as well.
Up front, things are a bit more in flux, and the Hurricanes will take tonight and tomorrow to get a closer look at a few players. Instead of figuring out who will be where on opening night, which has largely been established at this point, the final two preseason games will go a long way toward establishing the order in which players will be called up. To that end, the roster tonight will largely comprise bubble players, and you are welcome to direct your comments regarding First Line Martinook to R. Brind’Amour, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, N. Car.
Here’s how the squads will line up tonight:
Jordan Martinook - Paul Stastny - Seth Jarvis
Ryan Dzingel - Jesper Kotkaniemi - Martin Necas
Jamieson Rees - Vasily Ponomarev - Stelio Mattheos
Mackenzie MacEachern - Derek Stepan - Stefan Noesen
Jaccob Slavin - Brent Burns
Brady Skjei - Brett Pesce
Griffin Mendel - Ethan Bear
Eric Robinson - Cole Sillinger - Emil Bemstrom
Yegor Chinakhov - Justin Danforth - Kirill Marchenko
Liam Foudy - Victor Rask - Carson Meyer
Owen Sillinger - Josh Dunne - Cameron Gaunce
Jake Bean - Adam Boqvist
Nick Blankenburg - Erik Gudbranson
Jake Christiansen - Ole Bjorgvik-Holm