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Sutter Among Final(ish) Cuts

Sunday, 09.27.2009 / 11:13 AM / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
With today’s reassignments of Jamie McBain and Brandon Sutter, the Canes’ roster now stands at the maximum of 23 players, making no further cuts necessary before opening night.

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Of course, more reassignments could still occur, as the team rarely carries three healthy extras. Tim Conboy, Jay Harrison and Michael Ryan are three players still on the roster who likely wouldn’t crack a healthy Canes lineup.

Ryan could eventually be reassigned once he recovers from the concussion he suffered Monday night in Atlanta, although Conboy and Harrison should stick around as the 13th forward and seventh defenseman, respectively. Harrison, the offseason signing who beat out several challengers for the spot, could potentially play the first few games of the season depending on the progress of Joni Pitkanen’s knee.

As for the reassignments, today’s move spells the end of Sutter’s attempt to win a roster spot out of camp, although he should still benefit greatly from playing big minutes in Albany. This doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be there for the entire season, as the Canes will be in good hands if they need reinforcements at center at some point this season.


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[SSS_STANDINGS.METROPOLITAN_DIVISION_LABEL]
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
2 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
3 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
4 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
5 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
6 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
7 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
8 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 79 21 40 -13 61
J. Skinner 71 33 21 -14 54
A. Sekera 74 11 33 4 44
A. Semin 65 22 20 1 42
J. Staal 82 15 25 2 40
J. Faulk 76 5 27 -9 32
N. Gerbe 81 16 15 -6 31
J. Tlusty 68 16 14 2 30
R. Nash 73 10 14 0 24
P. Dwyer 75 8 14 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 19 14 1 .926 2.30
C. Ward 10 12 6 .898 3.06
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