Carolina goalie Cam Ward missed the Hurricanes’ game Friday night against Buffalo after being sent home for treatment on an upper-body injury.
Carolina coach Paul Maurice said Ward, who has played in 26 of the past 27 games after returning from a leg laceration, stiffened up on the team’s flight from Calgary to Buffalo following a loss to the Flames on Wednesday night.
Manny Legace started in place of Ward, but not before experiencing a scare in the pre-game warmups. Legace was stunned by Aaron Ward’s slap shot, and was down on the ice clutching his upper chest area for a couple of minutes before skating off.
Justin Powers was recalled from Albany of the AHL to replace Ward.