Friday, September 11, 2009

Canes Announce Training Camp Roster; Borer Scheduled for Surgery

Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford today announced who will be invited to the team's upcoming training camp. The full list of skaters is available here.

Notable names include goaltenders Justin Peters and Mike Murphy; defensemen Brett Carson, Bryan Rodney, Jamie McBain, Jay Harrison and Brett Bellemore; and forwards Zach Boychuk, Brandon Sutter, Michael Ryan, Pat Dwyer, Drayson Bowman, Steven Goertzen, Matt Kennedy, Mike Angelidis, Chris Terry, Nick Dodge, Jerome Samson and Nicolas Blanchard.

Defenseman Casey Borer was scheduled to participate, but (hold your breath) he is now scheduled for neck surgery.

Borer, who suffered a broken neck in the River Rats' February bus crash, was said to be on a clear path to recovery this August. Things apparently changed. No word on when he'll be back.

Carolina D-man Joni Pitkanen will also undergo surgery. He is expected to miss two to four weeks to repair torn cartilage in his knee. So if the process goes slow, an opening could be available for an Albany defenseman at the start of the season.

Good thing the Rats inked some defensive depth.