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 Peters.
Peters, the team's primary backup of two seasons, was recalled from Charlotte on Monday and turned in a pretty impressive effort in a 4-3 victory.
His performance is certainly encouraging. He got plenty of help, as four different Hurricanes scored goals Eric Staal had three assists and Alexander Semin had three points but Peters deserves a strong pat on the back for his play. Turning back 37 shots is a pretty good night, especially for a goalie who was surprisingly recalled Monday.
"It was definitely an exciting 24 hours for myself, coming up from Charlotte and then finding out this morning...