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Canes' Roster Where it Needs to Be

Tuesday, 10.7.2008 / 10:57 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Canes\' Roster Where it Needs to Be

With this morning’s reassignment of Tim Conboy, Trevor Gillies and Joe Jensen, the Hurricanes have essentially reached the roster limit they’ll need to have for opening night on Friday.

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The official number of players currently on the roster is 25, but Scott Walker and Justin Williams will be placed on injured reserve and won’t count against that number, so no more cuts are necessary.

That doesn’t mean they won’t happen, though.  If the Canes were to add to the roster via the waiver wire or a trade, they would still have to cut someone loose.  That means Zach Boychuk’s immediate future is still in some doubt, despite the fact that he’s still in camp only three days away form opening night.  He skated prior to this morning’s practice, but isn’t expected to be cleared for contact until early next week.

All three players reassigned today have a chance to be called up this season depending on the team’s needs.  Conboy and Jensen did well last year when with the Canes but picked up injuries at the tail end of camp that kept them off the ice.  Gillies was among the last cuts from camp for the second straight year, and would be capable of filling an enforcer role if need be.

Here are the lines from this morning’s practice, which is just getting underway.  Tuomo Ruutu is back and playing with Rod Brind'Amour and Sergei Samsonov.

Whitney – Staal – Eaves
Samsonov – Brind’Amour – Ruutu
Bayda – Cullen – LaRose
Brookbank – Sutter – LaCouture

Gleason – Pitkanen
Kaberle – Corvo
Seidenberg – Wallin
Melichar - Babchuk

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62