Were going to be with out ward for a while via TSN. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=297705
Carolina goalie Cam Wardwill remain in hospital for another day as a precautionary move afterhis leg was cut by a skate during the first period of the Hurricanes'game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Now general manager Jim Rutherford must turn his attention to finding outside help between the pipes.
"We'll have to see how it goes," Rutherford said of Ward's injuryand recovery time. "It appears it will be a fairly long period oftime."
"He's stitched up but he has to stay real stable," added Rutherford."They want to be careful about infections and those things."
Rutherford explained that the Hurricanes options now involve trading for or signing an available netminder or calling up Justin Peters from Albany of the AHL.
"We're talking over the options. We don't have an answer right now," Rutherford stated.
Ward stretched to make a save while Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash skated through the crease at 7:35. It appeared Nash or a defenceman nicked Ward in the leg with a skate.
Ward was on all fours for a couple of minutes on the ice before hewas attended to by the trainers. As he was being helped off, drops ofblood trailed him all the way to the dressing room.
Michael Leighton replaced Ward in goal.
It wasn't the first time that Ward has been cut during a game. The skate of former New York Rangers forward Brad Isbistersliced Ward's knee during a game in March 2007. Ward said at the timethat he didn't feel that injury, but the cut was deep enough for him tosee the muscle. Ward called it the worst injury he sustained whileplaying hockey.