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HURRICANES TO ASSIGN NINE PLAYERS TO CHECKERS

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will reassign nine players from its training camp roster to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. Francis also announced that the team has added forward Chad LaRose to the training camp roster on a professional tryout.

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JORDAN STAAL TO UNDERGO SURGERY ON RIGHT LEG

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced center Jordan Staal will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured fibula in his right leg. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Kevin Logel and Dr. Marty Isbell at Raleigh Orthopaedic and recovery time is estimated at three to four months.

Staal, 26, was injured during the third period of Carolina’s exhibition game at Buffalo on Tuesday, when he got tangled up with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native did not miss a single game during his first two seasons with the Hurricanes in 2012-13 and 2013-14, totaling 71 points (25g, 46a) in 130 games.

JORDAN STAAL SUFFERS BROKEN BONE IN LEG

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, tonight announced that center Jordan Staal suffered a broken bone in the lower portion of his right leg during the team’s preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Staal, 26, was injured during the third period when he got tangled up with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges in the third period of Carolina’s 2-0 exhibition loss. Staal will return to Raleigh with the team on Wednesday and will be evaluated by team doctors on Thursday. A timetable for his recovery has yet to be determined.

HURRICANES RETURN SEVEN TO JUNIOR CLUBS

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has trimmed its training camp roster by seven players. The team now has 44 players in camp, which continues today at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster for the team’s 2014 training camp, to be held in Raleigh. The Hurricanes have invited 51 players to their main camp, including five goaltenders, 18 defensemen and 28 forwards.

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CANES 5k SET FOR SUNDAY AT PNC ARENA

RALEIGH, NC – The second annual Canes 5k presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. Online registration for the race is closed, but runners can still register on site at PNC Arena today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., or before the race on Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m. Runners already registered can pick up their packets at the PNC Arena Box Office lobby today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., or Sunday before the race. All proceeds from the Canes 5k will benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

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‘CANES INDIVIDUAL-GAME TICKETS ON SALE SEPT. 12

RALEIGH, NC – Bill Nowicki, Vice President of Ticket Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that individual-game tickets for all 2014-15 preseason and regular-season Hurricanes games at PNC Arena will go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. The public onsale will follow an exclusive individual-game buying period for Hurricanes season ticket holders that began Tuesday.

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