Hurricanes release LW Raffi Torres from tryout

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Raffi Torres' stint in the Carolina Hurricanes' training camp is over.

The physical left winger was one of nine players dropped from the Hurricanes' roster Thursday, a day before their final exhibition game against Washington.

Carolina invited Torres to camp on a professional tryout, with general manager Ron Francis in August defending the decision as a low-risk move.

Torres hasn't played a regular-season game in the NHL since 2013-14. He was suspended last October for 41 games - the longest suspension in NHL history for a hit on another player - and fined $440,000 for his illegal check on Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg during a preseason game.

Torres didn't serve any penalty minutes in two preseason games this year.

The moves leave the Hurricanes with a 32-man roster.

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