Ahead of Wednesday night’sseason opener against Ottawa, Don Waddell and the Carolina Hurricanes announced their latest round of roster moves, highlighting the plans for six different players in the organization.
After clearing waivers, both Dylan Coghlan and Caleb Jones will be headed to the American Hockey League to begin the 2023-2024 campaign. Due to the Chicago Wolves’ desire to go independent, the Hurricanes currently do not have their own AHL affiliate.
Coghlan will suit up for the Springfield Thunderbirds (St. Louis Blues), while Jones will head out west and play for the Colorado Eagles (Colorado Avalanche).
Joining Coghlan and Jones in the AHL is Pyotr Kochetkov, who is slated to play for the Syracuse Crunch, the affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. This announcement comes on the heels of Andrei Vasilevskiy’s injury, as goaltender Matt Tomkins finds himself in Tampa Bay to start the season, leaving a spot open for the Crunch.
In the East Coast Hockey League, Domenick Fensore has been assigned to the Norfolk Admirals, joining Hurricanes’ prospect Yaniv Perets, who was recently sent to Virginia.
As for Felix Unger Sorum, the youngest player in an NHL training camp, his season will be spent in Sweden, playing for Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League. Following an impressive preseason, the 2023 second round pick was rumored to potentially start the season in Raleigh.
Despite the injuries to other prospects in camp and a strong showing, the 18-year old forward will have to wait another year before his NHL debut.
Prospects Vasily Ponomarev and Ryan Suzuki have both been assigned to the injured non-roster list. Ponomarev suffered a knee injury on the opening day of training camp, while Suzuki exited last Thursday’s contest in Nashville with a shoulder injury.
With the transactions, Carolina’s roster stands at 21 with 12 forwards, six defensemen, and two goaltenders.
The Hurricanes open up the 2023-2024 season on Wednesday in Raleigh, as they host the Ottawa Senators.