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Canes lose another goalie – Ellis out with leg laceration

Mar 22, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT

Dan Ellis #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes plays in goal against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on January 25, 2013 in Buffalo, New York.Carolina won 3-1.
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The Carolina Hurricanes entered the season with so much promise after adding forwards Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin. That might have been enough if their sickbay wasn’t filling up with goaltenders.

Netminder Dan Ellis will join Cam Ward on the sidelines after suffering a leg laceration Thursday night, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and the Raleigh News & Observer’s Chip Alexander.

Ellis is likely to be out for a week or two as a result.

With their top two goaltenders injured, 26-year-old Justin Peters, who has 33 games worth of NHL experience, looks like the team’s de facto starter. Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford suggested that John Muse, 24, might serve as the backup.

Muse has a 3.48 GAA and .879 save percentage in 13 AHL games and has posted equally troubling numbers with the ECHL Florida Everblades this season.

Meanwhile, Carolina suffered their fifth straight loss on Thursday and were even unlucky enough to accidentally score on themselves.

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