banner
Canes Corner

Ward, Nash added to list of injured Canes

Posted January 1, 2014

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) blocks a puck during tonights game. Montreal Canadiens lose to Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 Tuesday night December 31, 2013 at PNC Arena (Photos By Anthony Barham)

— Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward did not practice with the team Wednesday after sustaining a lower body injury Tuesday night against Montreal. The injury will also prevent Ward from traveling with the team as they visit Washington and Long Island this week.

Carolina rallied to beat Montreal Tuesday night in overtime with Ward making 21 saves.

Carolina recalled goaltender Anton Khudobin from Charlotte early Tuesday after two rehab assignments following an ankle injury. He, along with Justin Peters, skated in Wednesday morning’s practice, although head coach Kirk Muller would not commit to a starter for Thursday's game against the Capitals.

Khudobin is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in three games for Carolina this year while Peters is 7-9-4 in 20 games played.

Also missing from Wednesday’s skate was defenseman Tim Gleason. No update has been given for his absence but he missed Tuesday’s game leaving Manny Malhotra to wear the “A” on his sweater.

Riley Nash and Jay Harrison make the Hurricanes injury list even longer. Nash left Tuesday’s game with a lower body injury and did not skate Wednesday. He could miss up to a week and the Canes are expected to call a forward up from Charlotte.

Harrison is still dealing with concussion symptoms and is listed as day-to-day.

The recent injuries are piled on to the loss of Jiri Tlusty who will miss the next couple weeks after undergoing an appendectomy.

Olympic Hopes
While the Olympic rosters have yet to be announced, it is expected that Alex Semin (Russia), Justin Faulk (USA), Eric Staal (Canada) and Andrej Sekera (Slovakia) will be called to participation.

Jeff Skinner (Canada) and Tuomo Ruutu (Finland) are also in the running to make their nation’s squads.

3 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Newest First
View all
  • StunGunn Jan 1, 2014

    Can't believe Ward is injured again. Hate it for him, but this points up the need to keep Peters and Khudbon on the roster, IMHO.

  • jscott13 Jan 1, 2014

    As Eric Staal would say, "ARE YOU SERIOUS!' Ward has grown soft. He acts bored and he doesn't try except on rare occasions. Peters and Khudobon should now be the goalies. Are we done yet.

  • wlcat609 Jan 1, 2014

    If and when Cam Ward (Mr. Softy) does get healthy and back to playing condition, the Canes Brass should put him on waivers so that a healthy player can have his roster spot and possibly another team wold pick up Ward thus giving the Canes more 'cap space' to acquire a replacement player of some variety (i.e., not necessarily a goalie). His goal tending has been going downhill of late (even though he was the winner last night; his record is 6 - 7 - 5 this season), Canes brass should get something for him while (and if) they can.

  • PGA Golf: The Greenbrier Classic

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: The Greenbrier Classic

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Women's World Cup Final USA vs. Japan

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on FOX50

  • MLB: NY Mets at LA Dodgers

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

MLB Scoreboard
Interleague
Cleveland1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 CT
Preview
Pittsburgh
American League
Tampa Bay0Bot
1st
NY Yankees1
 
Toronto0Bot
1st
Detroit1
 
Houston10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 MST12:35 EST1:05 VEN21:35 UAE12:35 CT
Preview
Boston
 
Baltimore11:10 PT12:10 MT1:10 CT2:10 ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 MST1:10 EST1:40 VEN22:10 UAE1:10 CT
Preview
Chi White Sox
 
Seattle1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 CT
Preview
Oakland
 
Minnesota 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Kansas City 
 
LA Angels 6:05 PT7:05 MT8:05 CT9:05 ET21:05 ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 MST8:05 EST8:35 VEN5:05 UAE (+1)8:05 CT
Preview
Texas 
National League
San Francisco0Bot
6th
Washington6
 
San Diego11:15 PT12:15 MT1:15 CT2:15 ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 MST1:15 EST1:45 VEN22:15 UAE1:15 CT
Preview
St. Louis
 
Philadelphia 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Atlanta 
 
Miami 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Chi Cubs 
 
Milwaukee 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Cincinnati 
 
NY Mets 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
LA Dodgers 
 
Colorado 7:10 PT8:10 MT9:10 CT10:10 ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 MST9:10 EST9:40 VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 CT
Preview
Arizona 
 
ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Jul. 4
Wimbledon (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
(20) R. Bautista A77 6 6   
N. Basilashvi64 0 1   
(22) V. Troicki6 77 4 6  
D. Brown4 63 6 3  
(2) R. Federer6 6 65 6  
S. Groth4 4 77 2  
(13) J. Tsonga63 6 62 69  
(23) I. Karlovic77 4 77 711  
(6) T. Berdych4 6 6 3  
P. Andujar6 0 3 5  
J. Ward4 6 6 3 6 
V. Pospisil6 3 2 6 7 
(3) A. Murray1     
(25) A. Seppi0     
(12) G. Simon 
(18) G. Monfils 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Saturday, Jul. 4
Wimbledon (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
(10) A. Kerber612 6 2   
(20) G. Muguruza714 1 6   
K. Pliskova3 5    
M. Niculescu6 7    
(5) C. Wozniacki6 6    
(31) C. Giorgi2 2    
(13) A. Radwanska6 6    
C. Dellacqua1 4    
(15) T. Bacsinszky6 6    
(18) S. Lisicki3 2    
(21) M. Keys6 6    
T. Maria4 4    
M. Rybarikova64 3    
O. Govortsova77 6    
(2) P. Kvitova6 5 4   
(28) J. Jankovic3 7 6