Sep 19, 2011; Buffalo, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Krueger (31) defends against Buffalo Sabres left wing Nathan Gerbe (42) during the second period at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Canes Sign Krueger, Sutter Lose Andersen

The Carolina Hurricanes had a trio of press releases today. Unfortunately, not all of it was good news. On the positive side, Canes agreed to terms with Brody Sutter and Justin Krueger. Krueger was drafted in the 7th round by Carolina in the 2006 NHL entry draft and signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on April 12, 2011. The 25 year old defenseman won a gold medal with Germany at the Under-18 Division I World Championship in 2004 and was the team captain for gold medal winning Germany at the Division I World Championship in 2005. You can read the Canes press release on Krueger here.

Brody Sutter drafted by the Canes in the 2011 in the 7th round. He totaled 65 points (27g, 38a) and 88 penalty minutes in 166 career Western Hockey League (WHL). The Viking, Alberta native is a big center at 6’5” and 203 pounds. Check out the press release on Sutter here.

Now Frederik Andersen is another story. Jim Rutherford failed to reach an agreement with the goalie prospect. News from the crease has not been pleasant for the Canes as of late. Andersen was drafted 187th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by Carolina. Here’s what JR had to say about the goalie reentering the NHL draft.

Well, two out of three isn’t too shabby. I’ll take it. Although, Carolina definitely has some goaltending issues to address this summer.

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Tags: Brody Sutter Carolina Hurricanes Frederik Anderson Justin Krueger

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