RE: Justin Peters to start for Canes against SabresPeters needs to get it done NOW or time to trade him. He has had chances and still has not proven worthy at the NHL level
Mar 5, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — Justin Peters, called up Monday from the AHL's Charlotte Checkers, will get the start in goal Tuesday when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Buffalo Sabres.
The Canes are two goalies down after Cam Ward left Sunday's game with a sprained knee ligament. Ward is expected to miss six to eight weeks to rehab his medial collateral ligament (MCL).
Meanwhile, backup Dan Ellis has been under the weather.
While Ellis nurses a cold, Peters will step in. Peters is 11-11-3 with a 3.23 GAA in 28 career NHL games during the previous three seasons.
A season ago, Peters, 26, went 2-3 in six starts with a 2.48 GAA.
"Petey's played games here so it's not that crazy for him," said Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. "We know what he brings to the table."
"Now is his chance," said head coach Kirk Muller. "He's had a great first half down in Charlotte. He's been playing really well, so he should have confidence."
The Canes will stick with the same lines as they played in Sunday's victory over Florida. Center Tim Brent and defenseman Joni Pitkanen, both recently returned from injury have re-aggravated their lower body issues and will sit out Tuesday.
Chad LaRose also remains out of the lineup.
Canes don't have much choice, Peters will have to get it done. At least they are playing a struggling Buffalo team that recently fired their coach. Many of the players are back from injuries and the Canes are scoring again.- Posted by PanthersFan45
I am sure that Dan Ellis is the backup tonight. He played with a cold before when Cam went down.- Posted by jscott13