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The injury bug is back, so the “Net Effect” takes a look at some goalie situations worth monitoring.
Carolina Hurricanes- Cam Ward will be out for up to two months with an MCL sprain. Bad news for the Hurricanes, as he has been one of the better goalies over the last five seasons. Dan Ellis will get the bulk of starts, and is probably owned in your league, but take a look at Justin Peters. He got the win making 37 saves in a 4-3 win over the Sabres on Tuesday since Ellis was out sick. He’s been on the Hurricanes for four seasons but only appeared in 29 games, although he put up a solid goals against average and save percentage last season.
Florida Panthers- Jose Theodore was placed on injured reserve and will miss 5-6 weeks with a groin injury. He hadn’t been playing well anyway, but then again, neither has backup Scott Clemmenson. That’s why the Panthers decided to let Jacob Markstrom get a crack at the job. Well, he looked good Tuesday allowing only one goal in a 4-1 w...
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Just as the Carolina Hurricanes were finally getting healthy, goaltender Cam Ward went down with a knee injury.
Ward, who helped lead the franchise to the Stanley Cup in 2006, suffered a third-degree MCL tear over the weekend and will miss 6-8 weeks. His backup, Dan Ellis, was scratched from Tuesdays home victory over Buffalo because of a flu-like symptoms.
Welcome back, Justin...
Well-traveled goaltender Dan Ellis will carry a big workload for the Carolina Hurricanes while starter Cam Ward recovers from his serious knee injury. That opportunity will last from six to eight weeks.But first things first: Ellis (3-2-0, 2.56 goals-against average, .923 save percentage) must recover from a nasty bout with the flu before he plays again. In the meantime, Justin Peters...
RALEIGH, NC -- The second period of the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-2 home loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night may have been the team's best of the season.
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to propel Carolina to a victory. But, it was evidence of this team's potential explosiveness, and if it can figure out a way to play with more consistency, the Hurricanes...
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward is out the rest of the NHL regular season, and so Dan Ellis and Justin Peters have been rotating in net. Peters is 26-years-old and started the season in the AHL, but I think he is going to be the starting goalie after this save. Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek has been on fire all year and is currently 4th in the league with 28 points...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Alexander Semin had a goal and two assists, linemate Eric Staal added three assists and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Jiri Tlusty, Joe Corvo and Jussi Jokinen also scored for Carolina, which was playing for the first time since goalie Cam Ward went on injured reserve following a torn MCL that will require a recovery of...
The Hurricanes have gone through a lot of lineup changes this season but I don't think any position has been more of a revolving door as the right wing spot on the second line. With Tuomo Ruutu out until at least mid-April, Kirk Muller has tried out just about every weapon in his arsenal to find a suitable linemate for Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner. The second line has had it...
The Carolina Hurricanes came into Thursday's game look to extend their winning streak to 5 games. And they played a game that had a couple options to get a 5-4 win if you make a couple adjustments. The burst in the 2nd period might be enough to eek out a win against 1 of the 2 previous opponents, but against a better Canadiens team you need a more complete game to win.
The Carolina Hurricanes came out with a dominating home 1st period. The Canes faded a bit especially in the 3rd, but at the end of the day they are just better than Buffalo right now and it shows in the early completion of a 3-game sweep for 2013. The win pushes the Canes winning streak to a solid 4 games. Winnipeg's loss pushes the Canes lead in the Southeast Division to...
Unfortunately, Buffalo still lost -- 4-3.
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While the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens finished at the bottom of their respective divisions last season, both find themselves in first with the midway point approaching.
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