RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -The Carolina Hurricanes trimmed their roster to 25 on Wednesday, returning first-round pick Brandon Sutter to the juniors and sending goalie Michael Leighton and forward Trevor Gillies to the AHL affiliate in Albany.
Sutter's return to juniors was expected. Ater the Hurricanes made Sutter the 11th pick, general manager Jim Rutherford said he expected Sutter to be sent back to Red Deer of the Western Hockey League.
Leighton was acquired from Montreal during the second day of the draft in exchange for a seventh-round pick. Gillies was in Anaheim's organization last season before signing as a free agent with Carolina in July.

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Detroit hopes to hold off surging Pittsburgh So far this season, nothing has been easy for the Red Wings. Add tonight’s matchup against the explosive Penguins to the list.
Thumbnail Caps trying to regain footing out East   Washington didn’t exactly end the month of November on a stirring note. But can the reigning Presidents’ Trophy winner return to form against the Islanders?
Thumbnail Luongo attempts to give Florida a jolt A new era of Panthers hockey begins tonight. But can the Blackhawks stand tall and deliver yet another stellar performance at the...
Thumbnail Lack of scoring punch hurting Ruff's crew Two of the Western Conference’s most dangerous clubs square off tonight in the Gateway City. Will the Blues or Stars come out on top?
Thumbnail Stellar goaltending powers Calgary's success When Johnny Gaudreau went down with a broken finger two weeks ago, all seemed for the Flames. Now, though, they’ve morphed into one of the Western...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages