Carolina Hurricanes goaltender, Cam Ward, is expected to miss three to four weeks because of a lower’body injury he suffered on Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild. Apparently the injury happened fairly early in the contest, and Ward left the ice a little after four minutes into the first period.
Ward was replaced by back up goaltender Justin Peters, who was called up from the AHL just 10 days prior. Peters was called up because the original back up goalie, Anton Khudobin suffered a lower-body injury as well.
It was announced that Ward has been placed on the injured reserve, and AHL goalie Mike Murphy has also been called up to the team. He has currently only played in two NHL games in his career.
The only thing released by the organization was a timetable for Ward’s return, there was no specificity to his injury.
The Hurricanes are just 10 games into the 2013 season, and already their two main goalies are out with injuries. This isn’t looking too good for Carolina right now, albeit they are currently sitting in second place in the Metropolitan division with a 4-3-3 record.
According to ESPN, the Hurricanes rank 15th in the league in Goals Against, which doesn’t bode well down the line, as they will now have to choose between two inexperienced goalies.