Canes forward Alexander Semin has a concussion and will miss the final two games of the season, Canes coach Kirk Muller said.
Semin did not practice Wednesday and Muller said it was a "maintenance day." But Semin was not at the morning skate on Thursday and Muller said after the skate that Semin was concussed.
Semin's the Canes' second-leading scorer with 44 points (13 goals, 31 assists) and has a four-game point streak. He played 23:10 on Tuesday against the New York Islanders in a 4-3 shootout win and scored the first goal of the game.
At the skate, Muller had Chad LaRose on the top line with Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty. Jordan Staal centered a line with brother Jared Staal and Tuomo Ruutu, and Jeff Skinner centered Tim Wallace and Pat Dwyer. Kevin Westgarth and Nicolas Blanchard were the fourth-line forwards.
Dan Ellis will make his third straight start in net for the Canes.