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‘Canes recall Khudobin, have three goalies again

Dec 31, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) takes a break during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) AP

The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled goalie Anton Khudobin from the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, for whom he played two games on a conditioning stint.

The move once again gives the ‘Canes three goalies — Khudobin, Cam Ward, and Justin Peters — and won’t do anything to quell the speculation that one of them will be traded shortly.

“It’s always a little tricky with three goalies,” said coach Kirk Muller, per the News & Observer. “At the end of the day the guy who gives us the better opportunity to win a hockey game will play.”

Ward will start tonight versus Montreal. With just one win in their last nine games, the Hurricanes are desperate for a W.

“We’re in a game of getting results,”  Muller said. “We feel we’re playing well enough to win games but not finishing them off. That’s the bottom line.”

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