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On Thursday, the Hurricanes decided to return defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. The 2011 first round draft selection survived the final round of roster cuts, and was a healthy scratch in all four Hurricanes games so far.
Because Murphy is just 18 years old, and non-European, and did not play collegiate hockey, he isn’t eligible to play at the American League level, so Charlotte wasn’t an option. Because he played in less than ten games (he didn’t play in any games), he can be returned to Kitchener and the meter doesn’t start running on his professional contract until next season.
Carolina is now down to a roster of 22, which is where they usually are. I don’t think they’re done adjusting the roster, though. At least I hope not.