Canes trim roster by 6

Staff WriterSeptember 22, 2011 

— Victor Rask is headed to the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.

Keegan Lowe is going back to the Edmonton Oil Kings, and Brody Sutter to the Lethbridge Hurricanes, both WHL teams.

Rask, Lowe and Sutter were among the six players the Carolina Hurricanes assigned to junior hockey teams on Wednesday, reducing their training camp roster to 49. Also assigned were forwards Gregory Hofmann (Ambri, Switzerland), Mattias Lindstrom (Skelleftea, Sweden) and defenseman Austin Levi (Plymouth Whalers, OHL)

Rask, a center from Sweden, was a second-round draft pick by the Canes this year. He considered returning to Sweden this year but agreed to stay in North America and play for the Hitmen.

Lowe, a defenseman, is the son of Edmonton Oilers executive Kevin Lowe. Sutter, a forward, is the son of former NHL player and coach Duane Sutter.

"The best part of the experience was to play against NHL players, who are bigger and faster," Rask said. "It was a pretty weird feeling, to see those players on TV and then be here competing and playing with them. It's like a dream."

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