All Ian White can do for now is keep doing what he's been doing.
Show up, practice, work hard, prepare to play. But whether the defenseman will be playing for the Canes or another team is still to be determined.
White was one of nine players on the ice today at the RecZone for an optional workout. General manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday that the Canes were considering a trade offer for White, but White and Rutherford apparently have not discussed the situation and White remains in the dark.
For White, it's an awkward situation. He practiced today not knowing if he will be in the lineup tomorrow against the Philadelphia Flyers or on a plane headed somewhere else.
"Nothing has changed," Canes coach Paul Maurice said. "It's the same as yesterday."
White did not want to comment today on a possible trade but like most players in his situation indicated it's all part of the business. If traded, he'll again have to uproot and move his family. He did it in November, when the Calgary Flames traded him to the Canes, and it may happen again in the next day or so.
White was with the Canes in New Jersey but did not go to the morning skate at the Prudential Center, fueling speculation he was about to be traded. He was not on the team bus to the game Wednesday night but was at the game.
Maurice said today that White was handling things "as well as you can. He's on the ice working hard today and getting ready for tomorrow."
Center Ryan Carter was at practice today but Maurice said he was not confident Carter was ready to rejoin the lineup for the Flyers game. Jerome Samson, who was recalled from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), has been used on the fourth line.