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Riley Nash survives latest cuts, Zach Boychuk doesn’t

On Thursday, the Hurricanes trimmed their training camp roster to 24 by sending 12 players to Charlotte of the American League.  The group of twelve includes Zach Boychuk, who was projected to make the final round of cuts.  Instead it was former Oilers first round pick Riley Nash who has ended up as the thirteenth forward on the depth chart. 

Although the league allows a roster of up to 23 players, Carolina will not carry more than 22.  The final cuts will be from the blue line. 

Boychuk played in 23 games for the big team last season and in 31 the season before that.  He was expected to make the big team out of camp last fall, but Jeff Skinner exceeded everyone’s expectations and stole the roster spot from him.  Boychuk would later say that he wasn’t as prepared as he should have been.  He worked hard this summer and he arrived to training camp early, hoping to get up to speed and impress the coaches.  Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to impress the coaches.  From what I’ve heard and read, he didn’t look good in any of the scrimmages or pre-season games.

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