With forward Tuomo Ruutu sidelined for three weeks with an upper-body injury, the Canes have recalled forward Jerome Samson from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).
Samson played Monday in the Canes' 5-3 road win over the Montreal Canadiens but was reassigned Tuesday to the Checkers as forward Drayson Bowman was recalled.
Canes coach Kirk Muller said after practice today the team would first consult with Checkers coach Jeff Daniels about which player to recall. The decision was made to bring up Samson.
It's the third NHL recall this season for Samson. He notched his first NHL goal on Jan. 10 against Philadelphia.