It appears Sergei Samsonov will miss tonight's game with an upper body injury, which has resulted in a few changes to the Hurricanes' line combinations. Niclas Wallin, who was expected to miss the game as a healthy scratch, warmed up at forward on a line featuring Ryan Bayda at center and Tim Conboy on the other wing. He'll likely see ice time on defense as well.
, who has quietly put together a team-leading three-game point streak, moves up with Eric Staal
and Tuomo Ruutu
Forward lines from warm-ups: