Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward sent home because of upper-body injury

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.

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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.