This today on carolinahurricanes.com. Wallin is slated to miss three to four weeks after shoulder surgery. Looks like it's Tanabe time. Going into a division-heavy slate of games with one less responsible defenseman and a questionable PK will be a major test for this club.
Back on October 13, JR had this to say in an N&O piece:
"Our team would be improved with another defenseman that can move the puck," Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford told the paper. "It would help our transition game. It would potentially give us another defenseman for the second unit of the power play."
I still think a stopper with some offensive upside is the greater need, but I wonder what the Sharks might want for Christian Ehrhoff or Matt Carle now that they have Oh-Nozolinsh back on the payroll.