According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and CBC, the Canes have placed defenseman Brett Carson on waivers. Carson was recalled from Charlotte on February 15 in the first hint that a trade was forthcoming (and it came to pass three days later when Ian White was dealt to San Jose). Since Carson is not waiver-exempt and he was not recalled under emergency conditions, he must clear waivers to be sent back to the Checkers. If you own a Joni Pitkanen jersey, this is good news for you, as it essentially confirms that the Canes do not plan to trade Pitkanen before Monday's 3:00 trade deadline. Carson will learn his fate on Monday at noon. In his most recent callup, Carson played in four games, tallying no points but recording a +3 rating.