Cam Ward to miss 3-4 weeks with lower body injury

Oct 24, 9:35 PM

After leaving tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild, the Carolina Hurricanes have announced that Cam Ward will miss 3-4 weeks with what is being called a lower-body injury.

Ward was replaced by Justin Peters after the injury who looks to be the starter going forward. 

The Hurricanes' original backup goalie, Anton Khudobin, was placed on IR on October 14th, also with a lower-body injury.

Tough times in Carolina.

Nov 18, 11:17 AM

Hurricanes G Cam Ward will start vs. Bruins on Monday

Nov 18, 11:17 AM

According to the Carolina Hurricanes, goaltender Cam Ward will return to action. Ward will get the start in net for the club when they host  the Boston Bruins on Monday night:

Ward hasn't appeared in an NHL game since he sustained a lower-body injury on October 24th.

Nov 15, 10:58 AM

Hurricanes G Ward to back up Peters Friday vs. Ducks

Nov 15, 10:58 AM

Carolina Hurricanes will in fact serve as the backup goaltender on Friday night against the Anaheim Ducks, while Andrew Peters gets the start.

Ward has been out since October 24 with a lower-body injury.

Nov 12, 11:25 AM

Cam Ward could backup for the Hurricanes this weekend

Nov 12, 11:25 AM

Hurricanes netminder Cam Ward appears to have a good deal of progress regarding his lower body injury. 

In fact, according to Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller, Ward may be healthy enough to dress for the Hurricanes as a backup this weekend.

From Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer:

Nov 9, 11:30 AM

Cam Ward may rejoin Hurricanes at practice next week

Nov 9, 11:30 AM

Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward skated on Saturday after Hurricanes practice and even took some shots from the club's defenseman. Ward appears to be nearing a return to duty, according to Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller:

Nov 9, 10:52 AM

Hurricanes G Cam Ward returns to the ice

Nov 9, 10:52 AM

Injured Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward took to the ice on Saturday for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury in mid October. Ward skated on his own after Hurricanes practice:

Ward ultimately took shots from Hurricanes defensemen, which is an immensely positive sign for a goaltender suspected to be at least another week away from returning to the lineup:

Oct 28, 12:27 PM

MRI for Hurricanes G Cam Ward confirms timetable, out 2-3 more weeks

Oct 28, 12:27 PM

Goaltender Cam Ward had an MRI on Sunday to diagnose his lower-body injury. The results have confirmed the original timetable, and Ward is expected to miss at least another two-to-there weeks.

From the Raleigh News & Observer's Chip Alexander:

Oct 26, 5:43 PM

Hurricanes G Cam Ward will undergo MRI Sunday

Oct 26, 5:43 PM

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford has said injured goaltender Cam Ward will undergo an MRI to further diagnose his lower body injury.

Oct 25, 11:54 AM

Hurricanes G Cam Ward placed on injured reserve

Oct 25, 11:54 AM
Oct 24, 8:26 PM

Hurricanes G Cam Ward leaves game with injury

Oct 24, 8:26 PM

For the second year in a row, the Carolina Hurricanes have lost their starting goaltender to injury. 

Cam Ward left Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild in the first period after making a save on a 2-on-1. Ward skated to the bench but was replaced by Justin Peters who is making his first appearance of the season.

Ward appeared in only 17 games for the Hurricanes last season before spraining his MCL and missing the remainder of the year. 

Ward led the Hurricanes to the 2006 Stanley Cup, winning Conn Smythe honors as the most valuable player in the playoffs. 

Through seven games this season, Ward is 2-2-3 with a .910 save percentage. 

No information is known as of yet on the severity of the injury. We'll update as more develops.