The Canes reduced their roster to 28 today, assigning defenseman Bryan Rodney and forward Dwight Helminen to the Albany River Rats of the AHL.
It apparently was a tough decision on Rodney, who played well in the Canes' 4-2 win Thursday night in Nashville and has been sound and hard-working in training camp.
"He's smooth, he' s got a high threshold of patience, he didn't do anything wrong defensively and he looked good offensively," Canes coach Peter Laviolette said after practice today. "He left a very, very good impression on the organization."
Don't be surprised to see Rodney back in Raleigh this year if there's an injury or two.