Some of the worst incidents happened to the Carolina Hurricanes in tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild. Cam Ward was injured on a routine save and had to leave the game. It was announced during the game Ward would miss three to for weeks with a lower body injury.
The injury came in the first period when Mikael Granlund came down the right side of the ice, shooting left and causing Ward to stretch to make the save. Something went wrong with the stretch as the 30-year-old goalie fell to the ice after making the save.
Ward was able to get back up, but had to leave the ice on the next whistle.
The injury did not seem as bad as the one he suffered last season, so there is some positive news and if Ward does make it back in three or four weeks, it is not the worst outcome for the team.
Kirk Muller said today that Khudobin is still a week away from skating, so it’s possible he misses another two weeks.
In the next two weeks, the Canes play six games, so the team will have to rely on Justin Peters and Mike Murphy during that time period.
Check Cardiac Cane for more updates on both goalies’ injuries.