The Canes, looking to fill the void left by injured defenseman Joni Pitkanen, signed free-agent defenseman Ron Hainsey on Thursday.
General manager Jim Rutherford said Hainsey would receive a one-year, $2 million contract.
He played 47 games for the Jets last season, with no goals and 13 assists. He led Winnipeg in blocked shots (123).
#winnipegjets had D Ron Hainsey (lower body) back on the ice but he might not be ready to go Tues vs #bruins
Hainsey has only played in five games this season and holds no fantasy hockey value at the moment. He may get some valuable minutes and/or some power play time but he hasn't proven himself healthy all season.