The Canes have called up center Riley Nash from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) with Tim Brent unable to play tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Nash, who will making his NHL debut, was an emergency recall. To make room on the roster, forward Jeff Skinner was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 7.
Brent was injured Tuesday in practice and is day-to-day, Canes coach Kirk Muller said today. The Canes did not hold a pregame skate at the RBC Center.
"It's a good opportunity to see another young guy," Muller said. "Like we've been preaching it's another opportunity. When the door opens you've got to be ready.
"You want a guy you can spot into the right spot in the lineup. You need a guy who can play center and play a two-way game, take care of that fourth line. ... The report I got was that he can play that way."
Muller said Chad LaRose or Anthony Stewart would be used in Brent's place on the power play depending on how much penalty-killing time LaRose has to play.
Nash, 22, has...