Per the N&O:
More via link including some comments from JR regarding potential trades and transactions.
Canes general manager Jim Rutherford said today that forward Scott Walker would undergo surgery this week and probably be out a month.
Walker suffered an upper-body injury New Years Eve in the New York Rangers game at the RBC Center and did not play Saturday in New York.
Rutherford said forwards Erik Cole (upper-body) and Chad LaRose (lower-body) could return this week, adding that Cole is closer than LaRose to being able to rejoin the lineup. Forward Sergei Samsonov, who missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, should be back in practice this week.