The first cuts at Carolina Hurricanes training camp were made today with Sergey Tolchinsky and Trevor Carrick being sent back to their respective junior teams.
The Hurricanes signed Tolchinsky to an ELC when he wasn’t selected in the 2013 Draft. He was returned to Sault Ste. Marie and has a chance of becoming one of their top scorers this season.
The Russian forward impressed many after his play at the Traverse City Tournament and some may be surprised that he was sent back so soon, but Tolchinsky is not ready for the NHL and juniors is where he should be.
Also sent back was defenseman Carrick, who will rejoin Mississauga in the OHL. Carrick was a fourth round pick in the 2012 Draft, who played for the Hurricanes in the Traverse City Tournament and impressed GM Jim Rutherford enough to be invited to camp.
Rutherford again mentioned play of Murphy, Tolchinsky, McGinn. Said D Trevor Carrick has earned way to Canes training camp with his play.
— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) September 9, 2013
As the Canes near their first preseason game (this Wednesday vs. the Blue Jackets) making these roster trims become crucial. It doesn’t make sense to play players that do not have a chance at making the team over ones that do.
It’s possible we may see some more cuts this upcoming week so check Cardiac Cane here and on Twitter for updates.