Pitkanen left the Canes' game last night in Raleigh with an upper-body condition. He has been in and out of the line-up since the start of the season.
Rodney was reassigned to the River Rats from Carolina just last Friday, but skated in only two contests before getting the call once again.
Albany captain Pat Dwyer, who was called up to the Hurricanes on November 19, may soon be reassigned.
Dwyer was a healthy scratch last night as Carolina forward Tuomo Ruutu returned after missing one game.
Star forward Eric Staal, who sat out 10 games with an upper-body injury, registered over 20 minutes of ice-time in his second game back.
The Hurricanes blew a 4-1 lead to the Atlanta Thrashers, losing 6-4 after allowing five unanswered goals in the third period.