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Canes bringing 59 to camp

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The Hurricanes will have 59 players in its preseason training camp, which opens Sept. 19.

Topping the free agents coming in for tryouts are forwards Jeff O'Neill and Dan LaCouture. O'Neill, a former Canes forward, was out of hockey last year but is hoping to make a comeback in Carolina. LaCouture has played in 326 NHL games, most recently with Boston in 2005-2006.

Other free agents to have tryouts are forwards Brett Theberge and Ryan Weston, defensemen Benn Olson and Ryan McGinnis, and goalie David Leggio.

Here's the camp schedule


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It's Showtime @ Camp

Like not sure of who (during camp) will be on which practice squads...bit it we be interesting...considering the schedule for will certainly seperate the wheat from the chaff...and good luck to all of those who are getting a be gut check time folks...I read the schedule for camp...makes me glad i am an old guy...tough schedule for sure...

Go Canes...!!!

good to hear...

talk about camp aready. It was a long summer.

How are the groups divided?

How are the groups divided? Is group A the best players, B the average players and C those that are fighting for a roster spot?  Anyone know?

I believe the groups are

I believe the groups are equally divided between Vets. & Rookies/tryouts to attempt to even the groups out.

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A Raleigh native, Chip has worked at the N&O since 1979 and is the Canes beat writer. He can be reached at You can follow him on Twitter at @ice_chip.