RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 27: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms up during pre-skate as the Hurricanes prepare to take on the Atlanta Thrashers on March 27, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This will be Cam's first time returning since injuring his lower back. (Photo by Scott Pilling/NHLI via Getty Images)
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp