Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Hurricanes placed goaltender Cam Ward on injured reserve Friday after leaving in the first period of Thursday's 3-1 loss at Minnesota.
Ward suffered a lower-body injury 4:07 into the first period and is expected to miss three to four weeks.
Carolina has recalled goaltender Mike Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers to replace him on the roster. Murphy, a native of Ontario, has posted a 1-2 record and 3.81 goals against average with Charlotte this season.
Justin Peters is expected to start Friday when Carolina wraps up their four- game road trip at Colorado.