Cam Ward injury: Hurricanes goalie leaves game after collision

Dan Ellis replaced him in net.

This Hurricanes-Panthers mini-series has not been good for goaltenders. On Saturday night, Florida lost Jose Theodore to what could be a season-ending groin tear, and the Hurricanes might've just lost their own starting netminder.

Carolina goaltender Cam Ward was injured when he collided with Jack Skille off a scoring chance. The play knocked Ward and the net back a few feet, and Ward was very slow to get up. The trainer came out, but Ward opted to play through the pain and stay in the game. That was a poor choice.

On the very next shot by the Panthers, Ward seemed to aggravate whatever injury he had just taken, to the point where he immediately collapsed in pain. Ward had to be helped off the ice and Dan Ellis replaced him in net. We'll have more when the Hurricanes update everyone on his status.

More in the NHL:

All the NHL realignment news

Blackhawks have three records to break

Dissecting the Michael Ryder trade

John Tortorella’s not going anywhere

NHL realignment proposal a dream for television

The best of our hockey network


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.