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After 10-game absence, Ward to start for ‘Canes tonight

Nov 18, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

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The Carolina Hurricanes will have a welcome sight in goal tonight against Boston as Cam Ward returns from a lower-body injury to play his first game in nearly a month.

Ward, who has been out of action since getting hurt against Minnesota on Oct. 24, will get the start against the Bruins in the hopes of continuing Carolina’s recent run of good play. The ‘Canesa have won four of six and captured nine of 12 points, scoring a pair of impressive wins over Western Conference powerhouses Anaheim and Colorado in the process.

Prior to getting hurt, Ward had posted a 2-2-3 record with a 2.81 GAA and .912 save percentage while his replacement, Justin Peters, has performed well by posting  a 2.35 GAA and .921 save percentage in 11 games.

It’ll be interesting to see how Ward fares, given he’s now suffered two significant injuries in the span of seven months. He suffered a sprained MCL in March of last season and missed the remainder of the campaign (27 games all told).

  1. storminator16 - Nov 18, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    I thought I’d never say this: I rather Peters get the start.

    • lonespeed - Nov 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      Peters has been good, and he might be better in a one-game situation, but Ward has to get in net because longterm he’s far better. The Canes will go no where without him.

      • storminator16 - Nov 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM

        Longterm he may be better, but I would have rode Peters until he faltered. Ward is the most over-rated goalie on the planet.

      • storminator16 - Nov 18, 2013 at 8:45 PM

        “He might be better in a one-game situation.”

        What does that mean? With that said, Peters has started the last 11 games and has improved every game he has played. I rather would have stuck Peters out there. Muller makes weird decisions. It will be his downfall some day.

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