Hurricanes set training camp roster, which includes injured Brett Pesce

The Carolina Hurricanes on Friday announced their roster for training camp, which begins Monday at PNC Arena.

The roster, which the Canes said is subject to change, has 16 forwards, nine defensemen and four goalies. Also included on the roster is defenseman Brett Pesce, who is recovering from shoulder surgery in March and is listed as “unable to participate.”

In the Return to Play format officially ratified Friday, the Canes open play Aug. 1 against the New York Rangers in a best-of-five qualifying round in Toronto, the hub city for the Eastern Conference. The qualifying winners advance to the 16-team 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, set to begin Aug. 11.

The forwards on the roster: Sebastian Aho, Ryan Dzingel, Warren Foegele, Morgan Geekie, Steven Lorentz, Jordan Martinook, Max McCormick, Brock McGinn, Martin Necas, Nino Niederreiter, Vincent Trocheck, Jordan Staal, Andrei Svechnikov, Teuvo Teravainen, Justin Williams and Ryan Suzuki.

The defensemen are Joel Edmundson, Haydn Fleury, Jake Gardiner, Dougie Hamilton, Brady Skjei, Jaccob Slavin, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Sami Vatanen and Jake Bean.

There will be four goalies in camp: Petr Mrazek, James Reimer, Alex Nedeljkovic and Anton Forsberg.

All practices will be held at 10:30 a.m. at PNC Arena and will be closed to the public under the Return to Play protocols approved by the NHL and NHL Players Association. The Canes will leave July 26 for Toronto.

Canes-Rangers qualifying round

(best of five)

Game One: Saturday, Aug. 1

Game Two: Monday, Aug. 3

Game Three: Tuesday, Aug. 4

*Game 4: Thursday, Aug. 6

*Game 5: Saturday, Aug. 8

* -- If necessary