Minor-league defenseman Joey Mormina, who played one game for the Canes last season, has signed with the Penguins.
This isn't big news at the NHL level, but Mormina's departure is big news for Albany (AHL). Phil Janack, who covers the Rats for the (Schenectady, N.Y.) Daily Gazette, sums it up thusly in his blog:
He was rock solid on the blue line, particularly when the team was ravaged by injury and recall, and logged incredible minutes in the top pairing throughout the first-round series with Philadelphia. He was easy-going, well-liked and respected in the room, even serving as one of Albany's rotating captains toward the end.
Here's who the Canes have on two-way contracts on defense right now:
Mark Flood (RFA)