Carolina Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today via the team’s official website that the organization has recalled goaltender Cam Ward from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.
The 6’1” 185 pound goaltender was forced to miss 14 games this season due to a Lower Body Injury he sustained. The team pulled him off of the Injured Reserve list on Thursday. After that, Ward was reassigned to their American Hockey League affiliate to play a couple of games as part of a conditioning regimen before returning to the net for the Hurricanes.
He played two games while with the Checkers. He went 1-1 with a Goals Allowed Average of 2.02 and a Save Percentage of .937.
So far this season, Ward has suited up for 19 games with the Carolina Hurricanes. In that time, he has gone 6-7-5 with a Goals Allowed Average of 3.15 and a Save Percentage of .895.
Since Ward has been injured, the Hurricanes have won 10 of the last 14 games; only dropping games to the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 10th, the Calgary Flames on January 13th, the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 19th, and most recently, the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Cam Ward was drafted in the first round, 25th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.