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Canes' Roster Where it Needs to Be

Tuesday, 10.07.2008 / 10:57 AM / 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 MTL 24 16 7 1 62 59 33
2 PIT 22 15 5 2 78 53 32
3 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
4 NYI 23 16 7 0 74 64 32
5 DET 23 13 5 5 69 58 31
6 BOS 24 14 9 1 61 58 29
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 FLA 21 9 6 6 45 53 24
9 WSH 22 10 8 4 63 59 24
10 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
11 OTT 22 10 8 4 60 59 24
12 NJD 23 9 10 4 57 68 22
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 22 7 12 3 52 65 17
15 BUF 23 7 14 2 39 73 16
16 CBJ 22 6 14 2 51 81 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 22 4 11 0 15
E. Staal 17 6 8 -7 14
J. Faulk 22 2 12 -10 14
J. Tlusty 22 10 3 -9 13
E. Lindholm 22 6 5 -5 11
J. Skinner 18 5 6 -5 11
N. Gerbe 18 3 6 2 9
A. Sekera 21 0 8 -6 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 22 3 3 -8 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 7 8 1 .907 2.57
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97