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Canes, O'Neill Part Ways

Tuesday, 09.30.2008 / 9:50 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Canes, O\'Neill Part Ways
Jeff O'Neill and the Hurricanes mutually agreed to end the player's free agent tryout after Sunday's exhibition win over Philadelphia.

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O'Neill, still the Hurricanes' all-time leading goal scorer with 176 and second only to Glen Wesley with 536 games played, was released from training camp outright.  Before the Hurricanes and O'Neill agreed to the tryout prior to the start of training camp, it was believed that O'Neill was only interested in an NHL contract - not an AHL deal.  Apparently, that was still the case following a meeting with GM Jim Rutherford on Sunday.

O'Neill played in the team's Red/White scrimmage and scored a goal for the home crowd, but went scoreless after playing in three of the team's for exhibition games thus far.  He was likely passed in the pecking order by fellow veteran tryout Dan LaCouture, who remains in camp after playing in all four exhibition games and the Red/White scrimmage, where he earned first-star honors with two goals and an assist.

Best of luck to O'Neill.  I'm not sure what his intentions are going forward from now, but here's hoping he catches an NHL deal somewhere this season.

This morning's practice is about to start, but I'll have reactions and more afterwards.  Good news - Rod Brind'Amour, Tim Gleason and Anton Babchuk skated together prior to practice.  They weren't going full speed or taking contact, but none of them looked particularly disabled.

Update: Better news - gleason and Babchuk came out for the full practice, as did Matt Cullen and Ray Whitney

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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