A few more cuts

JASON HILLS, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:08 AM ET

Bob Hamley doesn't have many more moves to make before his Edmonton Rush roster is set.

After releasing 2008 third round pick Kelly Kilpatrick and veteran forward Randy Daly after last week's practices, Hamley is expected to make two more roster moves today.

"We're very close to finalizing our roster, and it's very exciting," said Hamley yesterday.

Daly struggled to find his form last season after a respectable 41 points in 12 games, his point totals plummeted to eights points in just seven games.

A bigger surprise in the way of cuts came in the way of Kilpatrick.

"We were a little disappointed in Kelly, but you forget that he is a 21-year old and this is a year where there will be some good guys that will be in tough to find spots," said Hamley.

"He's raw, he's coming from junior, and he needs to play a year of summer lacrosse against men."

The Rush welcomed back Jason Wulder with open arms this weekend. After signing the free-agent last week, the offensive forward is back in Edmonton after spending last year in Colorado where he tallied 47 points in 16 games.

Wulder and Mike MacLeod have really solidified the big hole on the Rush's right side.

"Those two have really come in and given us exactly what we need," said Hamley.

"They're gritty, their physical and they can score."

MacLeod played the last few seasons, mainly on the practice roster. He joined the Rush training camp last weekend, and has opened enough eyes to stick around.

"Mike and a guy like Tyler Gibbons had really good weekends," said Hamley.

"They are young guys that realize that they are really close to getting in the lineup.and they are fighting for it."

JUST NOTES: Andy Secore has been placed on the un--able to perform list after having off-season knee surgery. He'll be activated in time for the season opener.


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