The Hurricanes termed it an upper body injury for LaRose, but the Raleigh News & Observer reported that it could be a head injury. The paper said LaRose's head hit the cage during a battle in front of the net, forcing him to the locker room for treatment.
LaRose is the third-leading goal scorer for the Hurricanes this season with 11 and has 21 points in 43 games.
Samson leads Charlotte with 15 goals and is the team's second-leading scorer with 27 points. He has appeared in 30 games for the Hurricanes, notching four assists.