For all the talk about the Canes replacing injured forward Justin
Williams, and how it could affect the lines, what about the defensive combinations?
Newcomer Joni Pitkanen seems set with Tim Gleason. Another defensive combination likely could be Niclas Wallin and Joe Corvo.
The third? Could be Anton Babchuk and Josef Melichar.
But, hey, that's what training camp and preseason games are for. There's time to sort it all out. And replacing Williams definitely is top priority.
Most of the regulars practiced this morning at the RBC Center and are being held out of the Red-White scrimmage today. Babchuk will play in the scrimmage, as will Brandon Sutter and Patrick Eaves.