Tryouts: Kennedy with Devils; Gleason with ‘Canes

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The New Jersey Devils have invited forward Tyler Kennedy to join them on a professional tryout.

From The Record:

Kennedy, 29, attended training camp with the Devils on a tryout before having to leave the team to deal with a personal family matter. The Devils were leaning toward signing him before that, but, with him unavailable to start the season, eventually released him from his tryout agreement.

Kennedy had a history with Devils general manager Ray Shero, having played for him in Pittsburgh. He last played in the NHL last season with the Islanders.

Meanwhile, in Carolina, defenseman Tim Gleason has joined the Hurricanes on a tryout basis.

According to the News & Observer, Gleason will practice with the team this week. Carolina’s next game is Friday at home against Toronto. The Hurricanes have lost a couple of d-men to injury: James Wisniewski (torn MCL) and Ryan Murphy (concussion).

Gleason, 32, started last season with Carolina before he was traded to Washington in February.