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Cam Ward didn't have to make a signature save to prove he's back from his groin injury, healthy and prepared to rejoin the elite players at his position. He did it anyway.
Ward's diving, stick save on Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening on Sunday at PNC Arena came early in the first period, after he had already given up a goal to Jason Spezza. It was one of 35 saves Ward made, but it was arguably the most important because it prevented Ottawa from taking a two-goal lead and ignited the Hurricanes, who scored three times in the second period and won the game, 4-1.
The win Sunday was Ward's first since he returned from his extended injury absence. He missed 10 games with a groin injury sustained on Oct. 24 at the Minnesota Wild. Ward also missed the final 27 games of last season with a knee injury that likely cost him an invitation to Canada's Olympic orientation camp in August.