NEW YORK -- The NHL says Wednesday's preseason game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., has been canceled because of the threat from Tropical Storm Nicole.
The announcement was made by the league on Tuesday, more than 24 hours before the scheduled game.
"We felt that it was in the best interest and safety of our fans, our players and the Carolina Hurricanes to cancel Wednesday's game due to the threat of the impending tropical storm," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said in a statement released by the NHL.
The game will not be rescheduled.
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Arena: PNC Arena Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Referees: Chris Ciamaga, Tim Peel Linesmen: Derek Amell, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 5,839 (31.2% full)
Erik Gudbranson 1 Assist: Shawn Matthias
Mike Santorelli 1 (power play) Assist: Jason Garrison, Joe Callahan
Scott Timmins 1 Assist: Evgeny Dadonov, Erik Gudbranson
Anton Babchuk 1 Assist: Patrick O'Sullivan, Tom Kostopoulos
Nathan Paetsch 1 Assist: Evgeny Dadonov, Joe Callahan