Ward made 21 saves on 22 shots in the Hurricanes’ win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. With Eddie Lack still sidelined, Ward will go again tonight, making it his third start of the season vs. the Blue Jackets. In the first two meetings, he was 1-1-0 with a 4.72 GAA and .848 SV%.
Ward allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Hurricanes’ win in Florida last Tuesday. Eddie Lack has started the last three games, but was hurt last night, so Ward will start tonight vs. the Red Wings. Ward is 3-1-3 with a 3.27 GAA and .900 SV% in March, but lost his only start vs. Detroit this season.
Lack was released from hospital with a neck strain.
Lack had to be stretchered off of the ice after a collision with Andreas Athanasiou during the Red Wings’ overtime game winner last night. Lack reportedly avoided a concussion, but is still expected to miss some time. Alex Nedeljkovic was recalled to take his spot on the roster this morning.
The Hurricanes have recalled Alex Nedeljkovic from Florida (ECHL)
Eddie Lack had to be taken off on a stretcher in the Hurricanes’ OT loss to Detroit last night, so Nedeljkovic will come up to take his spot on the roster. The 21-year-old netminder has gone 8-14-0 with a 3.40 GAA and .881 SV% with Charlotte (AHL) and 4-4-0 with a 3.64 GAA and .885 SV% with Florida this season.