The Hurricanes today assigned Pat Dwyer and Zach Boychuk to Albany, reducing the number of two-way players in Carolina to just four: Brandon Sutter, Michael Ryan, Jay Harrison and Jamie McBain.
Boychuk and Dwyer are not expected to play in tonight's preseason match between the River Rats and Phantoms.
The Canes, meanwhile, will dress a veteran line-up tonight against the Atlanta Thrashers. Brandon Sutter will not play. Jay Harrison will likely fill in for Joni Pitkanen, who skated this morning for the first time since having knee surgery.