Ward missed five games with a concussion, but return as Eddie Lack’s backup on Wednesday. Tonight he makes his first start since January 15th—he allowed three goals on 22 shots in a loss to the Canucks that evening. His 32nd start of the season will come against a Jets team that has lost four of their last five.
Lack stopped all 26 shots that he faced in the Hurricanes shutout win over the Blackhawks on January 26th. Lack has won three of his last four starts while posting a 1.48 GAA, .952 SV% and two shutouts. Lack has turned things around and makes for a reasonable option tonight vs. the Flames—Calgary has lost five of their last six games coming into tonight.
The Hurricanes have recalled Ryan Murphy from Charlotte (AHL).
After spending the start of the season with Carolina, Murphy has collected 16 points (5G / 11A) in 22 games with Charlotte this season. He has been recalled with Brett Pesce on IR and has recorded four assists in 18 NHL games.
Lack turned aside 33 of 35 shots in the Hurricanes win over the Flames on Sunday. He has won three of his last five starts while posting a 2.38 GAA, .923 SV% and one shutout. He has either played really well or really poorly and tonight has the makings of a poor outing. The NHL’s hottest team is in town, so I can guarantee there are better options out there.
Ward (concussion) skated on Monday; expected to be ready to go after the All-Star break.
Ward has missed the last four games with a concussion and will miss his fifth on Tuesday. However, he skated on Monday and the Hurricanes announced that he is expected to be healthy and ready to go when the team resumes play after the All Star break.
Lack allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Hurricanes loss to the Rangers on Friday. Lack had a shutout sandwiched in between two ugly performances, in which he allowed a combined nine goals on 64 shots (.859 SV%). Lack has gone 1-5-1 with a 3.15 GAA and .883 SV% in seven starts at PNC Arena this season.
Lack allowed five goals on 32 shots in the Hurricanes loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday. With Cam Ward out with a concussion, Lack will start for a second straight game and likely will for the next little bit. Lack has gone 1-2-1 with a 2.73 GAA and .888 SV% in his last four starts. Toronto comes in having lost five of their last six games.
The Hurricanes have placed Cam Ward (concussion) on IR.
Ward is dealing with concussions, so he has been moved to IR so the Hurricanes could recall Daniel Altshuller from Charlotte (AHL). With Ward out, the Hurricanes will turn to Eddie Lack as their No. 1 option between the pipes. This is a tough break for Ward, who has found his game in the last month or so—he has a 1.95 GAA and .921 SV% in the last month.
The Hurricanes have recalled Daniel Altshuller from Charlotte (AHL).
Altshuller, 21, has been recalled because Cam Ward is on IR due to concussions. Altshuller has gone 9-1-1 with a 1.71 GAA and .941 SV% in 11 games with Charlotte and could make his NHL debut during the Hurricanes Thursday-Friday back-to-back.
The Hurricanes have recalled Phil Di Giuseppe from Charlotte (AHL).
Di Giuseppe, 22, has eight points (3G / 5A) in 14 games with the Hurricanes this season. During his time in Charlotte, the former second round pick has 16 points (7G / 9A) in 22 games. He is expected to be in the lineup on Thursday.