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Jeff O'Neill Ends Hurricanes Comeback Bid

Forward played in three of Carolina's four exhibition games

Tuesday, 09.30.2008 / 9:42 AM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Jeff O\'Neill Ends Hurricanes Comeback Bid
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RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Jeff O’Neill has decided to end his bid to make the Hurricanes’ roster. O’Neill and team management met after Sunday’s home game against Philadelphia, reaching a mutual agreement to release the former Hurricanes’ first-round pick from training camp.

The Hurricanes training camp roster now stands at 32 players. Carolina will travel to Nashville on Thursday to take on the Predators in an 8 p.m. match-up, before concluding its exhibition schedule on Sunday when the Hurricanes host the Predators at 3 p.m. at the RBC Center.