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04:22 PM ET 03.04 | Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks due to a MCL sprain sustained in the team???s game against the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Ward sustained the injury after Panthers forward Jack Skille collided with Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk, which sent Faulk into Ward. This is a significant blow for the Hurricanes, as Ward has long been the team???s No. 1 goaltender. Backup Dan Ellis relieved Ward and will likely take over as the starter. Ellis was originally scheduled to get the start on Sunday but requested off because he was battling flu symptoms. The Hurricanes will recall Justin Peters from the American Hockey League.

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March 4, 2013  05:02 PM ET

A real shame.... I got interested in the Canes when Brindamour went there

March 4, 2013  05:05 PM ET
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A real shame.... I got interested in the Canes when Brindamour went there

Rod Brind'Amour. A complete gift to the Flyers by the Blues.

March 4, 2013  05:16 PM ET
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Rod Brind'Amour. A complete gift to the Flyers by the Blues.

Excuse my lack of punctuation in his name. I was comma-tose for a minute

March 4, 2013  05:19 PM ET

That looks painful.

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March 4, 2013  06:09 PM ET
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There goes Carolina's play-off hopes.

plenty of firepower...I wouldnt count them out in an awful division.

March 4, 2013  07:47 PM ET
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Rod Brind'Amour. A complete gift to the Flyers by the Blues.

And ... a complete gift to the Canes by the Flyers. They don't make many like him anymore.

March 4, 2013  07:56 PM ET
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There goes Carolina's play-off hopes.

Let's hope not.

March 4, 2013  09:07 PM ET
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plenty of firepower...I wouldnt count them out in an awful division.

And the sad thing is the winner will get the 3rd spot and home ice...what a joke!

March 4, 2013  09:10 PM ET
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Excuse my lack of punctuation in his name. I was comma-tose for a minute

No worries......

March 4, 2013  09:11 PM ET
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And ... a complete gift to the Canes by the Flyers. They don't make many like him anymore.

No, they don't. I was stunned when the Blues traded him. I think he was still just 20-21 at the time.

March 5, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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And the sad thing is the winner will get the 3rd spot and home ice...what a joke!

I agree....

 
March 5, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Excuse my lack of punctuation in his name. I was comma-tose for a minute

or apostophe-tose more correctly!

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