St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward
sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's game against the Minnesota
Wild that could sideline him for a month.
Ward was forced to exit the contest just 4:07 in when attempting to make a
save on a shot by the Wild's Mikael Granlund that went wide. The Hurricanes
announced later in the game that the 2006 Conn Smythe Trophy winner is
expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks.
The Hurricanes are already without backup netminder Anton Khoudobin due to a
lower-body injury of his own. Justin Peters, recalled from Charlotte of the
American Hockey League earlier this month, replaced Ward between the pipes
against the Wild, and the team said it would promote goaltender Mike Murphy
from the Checkers prior to Friday's matchup at Colorado.
Ward had entered Thursday's tilt with a 2-2-3 record and a 2.84 goals against
average in seven games (six starts). He stopped all five chances he faced
prior to departing.
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