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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward out 3 to 4 weeks with lower-body injury after leaving game vs. Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will miss three to four weeks because of a lower-body injury that forced him out of the game at Minnesota just minutes after the faceoff.

Ward was replaced by Justin Peters 4:07 in after skating off the ice Thursday night. The Hurricanes announced in the second period the timetable for Ward’s absence, without specifying the nature of his injury.

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The team will recall goalie Mike Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL before the game Friday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Peters was an AHL call-up, too, 10 days earlier after goalie Anton Khudobin sustained a lower-body injury.

Ward started eight of Carolina’s first 10 games.

Murphy has played in two career NHL games.