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Canes recall G Khudobin from Charlotte

Posted December 31, 2013

Anton Khudobin (31) makes a save during the Flyers vs. Hurricanes game on October 6, 2013 in Raleigh, NC.

— Ahead of Tuesday night's game against Montreal, the Carolina Hurricanes recalled goaltender Anton Khudobin from Charlotte.

Khudobin, 27, played two games during his conditioning stint with the Checkers, going 1-1 with a 3.03 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. He was named first star of Charlotte’s game on Monday night, stopping 41 shots in the Checkers’ 3-2 win at Rockford.

Despite the recall, Cam Ward is expected to make his second consecutive start in net for the Canes Tuesday. Ward is 14-8-3 all-time against Montreal.

Khudobin played three games this season for the Hurricanes, going 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .929 save percentage before suffering an ankle injury on Oct. 13 against Phoenix.

Born in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, Khubobin has a career NHL record of 16-5-0 with a 2.03 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 24 games with Minnesota, Boston and Carolina.

The Hurricanes, looking to end a five-game winless streak, host the Canadiens Tuesday at PNC Arena at 7 p.m. The game can be heard on 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio with Mike Maniscalco hosting the Stormfront and aftermath before and following the contest.

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  • jscott13 Dec 31, 1:01 p.m.

    Why bother to recall Khudobin if Ward is starting. Are they trying to trade someone...

  • pbourey Dec 31, 1:05 p.m.

    Better plan on scoring at least 4 goals if we want to have a chance to win. A win would be a good thing right now....

  • da-doo-doo Dec 31, 1:11 p.m.

    Looks like Peters will be leaving town soon, should be Wardo though.

  • edits Dec 31, 1:12 p.m.

    THey probably put someone on IR and that gives them room to bring him back up until they figure out what they are going to do as far as a trade, when they can make a trade again. I havre a feeling it is going to be a package deal of Peter and probably a d-man.

  • Gunnstigator Dec 31, 1:23 p.m.

    I understand JR doesn't want to keep three goalies on his payroll, but both Peters and Khudobin have proven themselves valuable when they were called into action. I hate to say it, but I think Ward should be the one traded - something I haven't believed until this year. I don't see JR doing that, unfortunately.

    edits - you're probably right.

  • jdpridg Dec 31, 1:26 p.m.

    I'm sure JR could trade Peters and Skinner so we can get a good player for the Checkers. Either that or maybe if we are really lucky, a third round draft pick.

  • edits Dec 31, 1:35 p.m.

    I'm sure JR could trade Peters and Skinner so we can get a good player for the Checkers. ... View More

    — Posted by jdpridg

    Bahhahahahahaha! That's funny!

  • jdpridg Dec 31, 1:36 p.m.

    Better plan on scoring at least 4 goals if we want to have a chance to win. A win would be a... View More

    — Posted by pbourey

    With Ward in goal, 4 goals gets us to overtime.

  • busyb97 Dec 31, 1:55 p.m.

    I would rather see Khudobin or Peters. Spare us Ward, please. He needs some one on one time in Charlotte for awhile.

  • rfred16 Dec 31, 1:55 p.m.

    Time to trade Ward....He needs a fresh start, and SO DO WE!!

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