Carolina Hurricanes finalize roster

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Networke

RALEIGH, N.C.The Carolina Hurricanes made a few more roster moves on Monday in order to submit their season-opening roster to the National Hockey League (NHL).

Before making the final submission, the Hurricanes announced that forward Chris Terry had been assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) after clearing waivers at Noon.

Soon after, Carolina also assigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to Charlotte. 

In doing so, the Hurricanes’ season-opening roster was finalized.

As the NHL regular season begins play on Tuesday, the Hurricanes will not begin their season until Friday when they host the Detroit Red Wings at PNC Arena.

It is possible that changes to the team’s opening night roster will be made dependent upon updates and developments with the team’s current injury situation.

Alexander Semin (upper body), Elias Lindholm (upper body) have skated on their own, but have not practiced with the team, while forward Jeff Skinner returned to practice on Monday.

“We’re kind of day-to-day right now,” Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller said.

“Jeff is one guy back. Lindy skated and Semin today with Roddy (Brind’Amour). Hopefully the next step is that they start workin’ with the team and get practicin’. They need to do that before they get into action with the team for games. We gotta’ watch them each day and see if they progress, which they are right now, and get ‘em back into our group.”

After placing Tuomo Ruutu on injured reserve on Sunday, the Hurricanes are also keeping a close eye on the status of defenseman Tim Gleason’s concussion injury which he suffered during a preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens.

“We’re just going through the protocol,” Muller said.

“When the time is right, we’ll get him back in action.”

Carolina Hurricanes Roster as of 9/30/13

SKATERS

# – Player, Position

4 – SEKERA, Andrej, D

5 – KOMISAREK, Mike, D

6 – GLEASON, Tim, D

8 – WESTGARTH, Kevin, RW

11 – STAAL, Jordan, C

12 – STAAL, Eric, C

14 – GERBE, Nathan, LW

16 – LINDHOLM, Elias, C/RW

19 – TLUSTY, Jiri, LW

20 – NASH, Riley, C

21 – BOWMAN, Drayson, LW

27 – FAULK, Justin, D

28 – SEMIN, Alexander, RW

38 – CORRENTE, Matt, D

39 – DWYER, Patrick, RW

42 – SUTTER, Brett, C/LW

44 – HARRISON, Jay, D

53 – SKINNER, Jeff, LW

65 – HAINSEY, Ron, D

73 – BELLEMORE, Brett, D

GOALTENDERS

30 – WARD, Cam, G

31 – KHUDOBIN, Anton, G

INJURED RESERVE

15 – RUUTU, Tuomo, W

INJURED NON-ROSTER

25 – PITKANEN, Joni, D

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