Allen has 4 goals and 12 points in 53 games for the Panthers this season. Carolina had a spot on its blue line open after trading defenseman Ian White to San Jose for a second-round pick earlier this month. Allen has one year left on his contract that carries a $2.9 million cap hit.
"Bryan is a good addition to our defense," said Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford. "He has great character and experience and will add size and grit to our team."
Samsonov has 10 goals and 26 points in 58 games for the Hurricanes this season, and can become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday