The Carolina Hurricanes reduced their roster by two more as President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced from Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday that the team had assigned forwards Andreas Nodl and Brett Sutter to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Nodl split the 2011-12 season between Philadelphia and Carolina, totaling eight points (3g, 5a) and eight penalty minutes in 60 games after being acquired by the Hurricanes on waivers on Nov. 29, 2011.
He appeared in 48 games with the Hurricanes, earning seven points (3g, 4a).
Sutter is serving his second consecutive year as the Checkers’ captain, and currently ranks fifth on the team with 11 goals and eighth on the team with 20 points.
He is playing in his sixth professional season and played in a career-high 15 NHL games with Carolina in 2011-12, registering three assists.
Carolina acquired Sutter from Calgary via trade on Nov. 17, 2010.
The Hurricanes are currently carrying 15 forwards, 8 defensemen, and two goaltenders – a list that includes injured forward Tuomo Ruutu.
It is expected that the team will take 23 players to start the season in South Florida against the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
With training camp coming to an end on Friday, the team will make further adjustments and announcements about its roster by that time.