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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

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.

It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday