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Ward leaves Hurricanes game with leg injury

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 7:22 PM / News

By Alain Poupart - NHL.com Correspondent

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Ward leaves Hurricanes game with leg injury
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward left Sunday's game against the Florida Panthers with a leg injury at 8:56 of the second period.

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward left Sunday's game against the Florida Panthers with a leg injury at 8:56 of the second period.

Cam Ward
Cam Ward
Goalie - CAR
RECORD: 8-6-1
GAA: 2.93 | SVP: 0.905
Ward initially was shaken up after Hurricanes defenseman Joe Corvo slid into him trying to defend Jack Skille's rush to the net, but stayed in the game.

Less than a minute later, Ward prepared to stop a shot from the point and went down when the puck was deflected away.

Ward, who stopped all 15 shots he faced as Carolina took a 3-0 lead, was replaced by Dan Ellis.

Eillis was scheduled to start the game but did not because he was not feeling well.

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