The Carolina Hurricanes placed Ray Whitney and Wade Brookbank on injured reserves today and called up Patrick Dwyer and Joe Jensen from AHL affiliate Albany.
Whitney was scheduled for surgery today to repair a swollen bursa in his left ankle, while Brookbank is out with a leg injury.
In addition, Matt Cullen didn't skate Saturday. He didn't return to the third period of Friday's Buffalo game. Canes coach Peter Laviolette said Cullen "is not feeling well."
Dwyer was a fourth-round pick of the Thrashers in 2002, 116th overall. He played 14 games for the Gwinnett Gladiators at the end of his senior year, and then the next year with the Chicago Wolves on a Chicago contract. He then signed as a free agent with Carolina.