It didn't take Canes general manager Jim Rutherford long to pull the trigger.
A day after saying some moves could be made, after saying a trade for a defenseman was being considered, the Canes worked a deal with the Calgary Flames that brought defenseman Ian White and forward Brett Sutter to Carolina for defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopoulos.
"I made my first call to Calgary at the start of the season about Ian White," Rutherford said. "He's a player I've liked for a long time. ...It's heated up the last couple of weeks."
Asked if the Canes' recent 8-1 loss to Philadelphia and 7-2 loss to Montreal accelerated those plans, Rutherford said, "Darn right."