O'Neill released by 'Canes
Jeff O'Neill has decided to end his comeback try with the Hurricanes, the team said today.
O'Neill, a former Canes star, came to training camp as an unsigned free agent. The forward did not play in the NHL last season but hoped to win a roster spot with the Hurricanes.
It's awfully tough to return to the NHL after being idle for a full season, but there wasn't any harm in giving this a go. O'Neill is still just 32 years old, but I have a hard time believing he'll catch on elsewhere unless he does spend some time in the AHL.