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New York Islanders
The Hurricanes made their first round of roster cuts this afternoon by sending forwards Riley Nash and Jeremy Welsh to the club's AHL affiliate in Charlotte. Nash was a long-shot to make the team, but many expected Welsh to get a look at the third line center spot. He is going to have to wait until later in the season to get his shot there now. Some may say that neither player was given much of a chance since they were sent down three days in, but the Checkers were in need of at least two forwards for their game on Wednesday and training camp is only a week long to begin with.
One of the reasons why Nash and Welsh in particular were sent down is because neither player has to be exposed to waivers before returning to the AHL, as they haven't been under an NHL contract for enough years. Once a player is placed on waivers, any other team can put a claim on him and add him to their roster. Waivers are put into place to give everyone a chance at playing in the NHL and to prev...
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- This Saturday night should be a bit emotional for the Staal brothers.
For the first time as professional hockey players, Eric and Jordan Staal will take the ice together as teammates when the Carolina Hurricanes visit the Florida Panthers, kicking off an NHL season that normally would have begun three months earlier.
The wait, due to a lockout that lasted more...
Hockey was indeed alive and well in North Carolina during the lockout, as the Charlotte Checkers got off to one of their best starts in team history and have the second best record in the AHL at 23-11-2-3. Their performance during the lockout was very promising for the Hurricanes organization because most of Charlotte's top players were younger players who the Hurricanes drafted...
Earlier on Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes made the decision to put both Brett Sutter and Andreas Nodl on waivers, meaning that the Canes are very close to trimming their roster down to the 23 player limit. Assuming they put Tuomo Ruutu on Long-Term Injured Reserve, the Canes would need to make one more cut to reach the limit and if they don't, then two players need to go...
On Sunday afternoon, the Carolina Hurricanes opened their training camp for this season, beginning what is sure to be an exciting week for the entire NHL. The Hurricanes camp in particular is going to be very fascinating to watch for a few reasons. Firstly, this is their first camp under head coach Kirk Muller and in addition to that, they have a few new players coming in along with...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The National Hockey Leagues Carolina Hurricanes, and the teams broadcast partner FOX Sports Carolinas, today announced that all 48 games of the Hurricanes 2012-13 season will be televised. Of the 48 games, 45 games will be carried on FOX Sports Carolinas, while three will be carried on FOX Sports Carolinas sister station, SportSouth.
As always, John Forslund will...