The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday trimmed the training camp roster to 32 players as they prepare for their final exhibition game on Friday against Washington.
The Hurricanes assigned defenseman Jake Bean (Calgary, WHL) and forward Julien Gauthier (Val d’Or, QMJHL) to their respective junior teams, and forward Aleksi Saarela to Lukko of Liiga (Finnish elite league).
Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, defensemen Dennis Robertson and Jake Chelios and forwards Andrew Poturalski and Valentin Zykov have been assigned to Carolina’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.
Forward Raffi Torres has been released from his professional tryout.
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Goalie Michael Leighton, forwards Brendan Woods and Brody Sutter, and defensemen Keegan Lowe and Matt Tennyson all cleared waivers Thursday and were assigned to the Checkers.