Hurricanes roster cut down to 40 players

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

By Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes cut their training camp roster to 40 players on Saturday, ahead of a preseason match-up against the Washington Capitals.

Forwards Clark Bishop, Warren Foegele, Steven Lorentz, Andrew Poturalski, Nick Schilkey, Spencer Smallman and Sergey Tolchinsky; defensemen Tyler Ganly, Keegan Kanzig and Josh Wesley; and goaltenders Callum Booth and Alex Nedeljkovic will join the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), whose training camp begins on Monday.

Gregory Hofmann will return to Switzerland and join HC Lugano of the National League (NL), whose season is already underway.

After facing the Capitals at Capital One Arena, the Hurricanes will complete their three-game preseason road trip with a pair of games against the Edmonton Oilers on Sept. 25 in Edmonton, Alberta and on Sept. 27 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Carolina currently sits 2-1 in exhibition play.

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