Odds are, Jerome Samson will be heading to the Charlotte Checkers' training camp in a few days. Again, that may be his fate.
Samson won't like it. He hopes to be on the Canes' opening-day NHL roster. But if it happens, it happens, and the forward will accept it and continue to do what he has done with the Canes' AHL affiliates, whether in Albany or Charlotte -- work hard, score goals, wait for a callup to the big club and try again.
Says Samson, "It's been tough going from junior to the 'A' to here, but I just get there at some point."
UPDATE: Canes coach Paul Maurice said the roster would be cut to 27 players Thursday.