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Hurricanes recall Justin Peters from Charlotte

Posted March 5

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters (35) sets up to block the goal during the Hurricanes' 3-0 home loss to the Lightnings at PNC Arena on November 1, 2013 in Raleigh, NC (Photos By Anthony Barham)

— The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled goaltender Justin Peters from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, the team announced Wednesday.

Peters, 27, was assigned to Charlotte for a conditioning stint on Feb. 19. He was 3-1-1 during the assignment. Peters is 7-9-4 with the Hurricanes in 2013-14 with a 2.5 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

The Hurricanes return to Raleigh Wednesday after a five-game road trip and will return to the ice at PNC Arena Friday for a 7 p.m. matchup with the New York Rangers.

The Hurricanes agreed to terms on Tuesday with goaltender Anton Khodobin on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Khodobin $2 million for the 2014-15 season and $2.5 million in 2015-16.

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  • jscott13 Mar 5, 11:17 a.m.

    Does this mean that they are trading him...or Ward.

  • KT donated a coloring book to ke Mar 5, 11:31 a.m.

    Probably him. Nobody wants to pay Ward's salary.

  • jscott13 Mar 5, 11:43 a.m.

    Yesterday someone posted that there is a rumor that Ward wants to be traded. If this is true maybe he will take a pay cut...it's the only way that anyone will take a chance on him.

  • lec02572 Mar 5, 11:44 a.m.

    Well, with Ward's play over the past two years or so he needs to be traded or cut.

  • PanthersFan45 Mar 5, 12:03 p.m.

    The trade rumor about Ward was posted by me, I read that from a Canadian website. My understanding is Ward has a No-Trade clause in his contract buthe can wave that if he chooses ....... the article I read said the word was the canes talked to him about a trade but the team and Ward's agent denied it. He carries that $6.63M yearly salary for the next 2 seasons. The way he's played recently won't land him anywhere this year, only Minnesota seemed to be looking for a goalie. I like Cam, he was great when they won the cup but he hasn't measured up to the salary they gave him.

  • jscott13 Mar 5, 12:23 p.m.

    So what you are saying is that he will continue to sit and collect his big salary and do nothing. That doesn't say much for the man, but then I guess that's human nature.

  • millers Mar 5, 1:36 p.m.

    So what you are saying is that he will continue to sit and collect his big salary and do... View More

    — Posted by jscott13

    Huh? I don't think Ward makes the line-up himself. I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd want to play. I love how folks start bashing players because they're not playing up to the salaries that Rutherford gave them.
    Does anyone else think that there may be a contract jinx in Carolina. Anton has been a stud all year but gave up two bad goals last night after receiving a new contract. Chad LaRose got a new deal a few years ago and is nowhere to be found. Ruutu got a deal a year or so go at the trade deadline and has never been the same player. Jussi got a deal and was horrible. He got traded and has been very good since. Semin was really good last year until he got his new deal. For the money, I would have rather kept Sutter than J Staal. I like J Staal but Sutter did the same thing for less money. The list goes on and on. Maybe Carolina should just start handing out only 1-2 year deals and then they won't get stuck with these contracts.

  • KT donated a coloring book to ke Mar 5, 1:59 p.m.

    So what you are saying is that he will continue to sit and collect his big salary and do... View More

    — Posted by jscott13

    Huh? I don't think Ward makes the line-up himself. I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd want to... View More

    — Posted by millers

    If we won't give out long term contracts, even fewer players will want to play here.

  • juniorsk831 Mar 5, 2:38 p.m.

    So what you are saying is that he will continue to sit and collect his big salary and do... View More

    — Posted by jscott13

    Huh? I don't think Ward makes the line-up himself. I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd want to... View More

    — Posted by millers

    Anton only gave up the 2 goals and hasn't given up more than 2 in any game. No jinx yet for him.

  • millers Mar 5, 2:58 p.m.

    So what you are saying is that he will continue to sit and collect his big salary and do... View More

    — Posted by jscott13

    Huh? I don't think Ward makes the line-up himself. I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd want to... View More

    — Posted by millers

    Anton only gave up the 2 goals and hasn't given up more than 2 in any game. No jinx yet for him.... View More

    — Posted by juniorsk831

    Actually, he hasn't given up more than 3. He gave him three a few times...the Montreal game before the Olympic break is the last game that comes to mind. The point I was trying to make,although I probably did a poor job of doing so, was that they were the worst two goals he gave up all year....immediately after signing a new contract.

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