Found September 09, 2013 on Shutdown Line:
After a few days of anticipation, the Hurricanes revealed their training camp roster for the 2013-14 season. The full roster can be viewed here and while there aren't many late additions, the Hurricanes are inviting a lot of young players to camp. There are 16 rookies on the camp roster including 12 who were with the team at the prospect tournament in Traverse City. There are also 14 players who were with the Checkers on the roster and the only veteran in camp on a tryout deal is forward Radek Dvorak, which was announced earlier in the week. With the Canes bottom-six being wide open right now, it's not surprising to see a lot of younger guys get a shot and that should make this a very fun camp to watch. There are going to be a lot of guys competing for the last four or five forward spots and hopefully that will bring out the best in some of these younger players. I have a feeling that this is what the team was hoping to do last season but the lockout prevented Kirk Muller from getting a good look at everyone in the system and put a damper on things. This led to a lot of players getting cycled in and out of the lineup throughout the year. There should be more consistency this year since Muller will have more time to judge some of the fringe guys and there are a lot of them. There are a few rookies who will probably be on the team on opening night (Murphy & Lindholm) but after them, it's pretty much open season. Most would expect Riley Nash to be on the team since he was with the Hurricanes for all of the second half of last season but if Lindholm makes the team, he is going to have to outplay a few guys for the fourth line spot. Zac Dalpe will also have to really impress the coaching staff with more experienced players like Nathan Gerbe & Aaron Palushaj in camp. The same can be said for Brett Bellemore, who could very well be in the running for one of the final roster spots. Perhaps the most surprising name on the camp roster is Sergey Tolchinsky, who was signed as an undrafted free agent after an impressive showing at the Hurricanes development camp two months ago. It isn't too often that you'll see an undrafted rookie receive an invite to professional training camp, but it's hard to say that Tolchinsky didn't earn this. He has worked his butt off after being passed over in the draft and has done nothing but impress the Hurricanes both at their development camp and at Traverse City. It will be interesting to see how he performs against adults, though since it looks like he will dominate at the junior ranks next year. Other rookies who could have an outside chance for roster spots are Brody Sutter, Danny Biega, Brendan Woods and Brock McGinn. All of whom have played briefly in Charlotte and could be on the coaching staff's radar after development camp. I expect another player or two to be added after tomorrow when Joni Pitkanen's status is released but for now, it looks like the Canes will judge what they have in their system before making any other moves.

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