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Ward stopped 25 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

The Leafs came into the game sporting the NHL's best offense, so it's quite an accomplishment for Ward and the Hurricanes to step up and silence that Toronto attack. Unfortunately, Ward hasn't been able to maintain such a high level of play consistently -- Thursday's victory ended a four-game losing streak in which he'd posted three save marks of .875 or worse. Ward remains an unreliable, though surprisingly not terribly blowup-prone fantasy option in net.

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Ward will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Ward will be looking to get back in the win column after losing four straight starts. That certainly will not come easy, however, with Carolina taking on a Toronto squad that currently leads the league with 3.45 goals per game.

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Ward was beaten four times on 29 shots in Tuesday's loss to Montreal.

It's been tough times for Ward lately, as he's lost four straight games and the 'Canes have supported him with exactly one goal in each of them. It can't just be chalked up to the lack of offense, though, as Ward has posted sub-.900 save marks in three of those four contests.

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Ward is on track to start Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Ward was the first goalie off the ice following Tuesday's morning skate, which lines him up to start Tuesday night. He will take on a Montreal squad that tallied nine goals over its last two games -- both victories -- after a stretch that saw them lose six of seven contests.

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Ward delivered a solid game against the Lightning on Thursday, putting a stop to 25 of 27 shots, but ended up with a 2-1 loss.

A tough one for Ward, who had dueling shutouts going with Evgeni Nabokov entering the third period and appeared to be heading for at least an overtime point until Nikita Kucherov's goal with 31 seconds remaining untied it. Ward's all-too-brief hot streak now feels like it was a long time ago, as he's lost six of his last eight starts despite generally decent play.

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Ward was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and will likely be in net Thursday versus the Lightning.

Though he's played poorly in back-to-back losses for the Hurricanes, Ward has generally been a stable force for the team in goal this season, delivering a 2.49 GAA and .908 save percentage over 19 outings. Those aren't especially impressive numbers, and he's not receiving much goal support, but Ward's standing as the Hurricanes' clear No. 1 will at least allow him to pile up counting stats for fantasy owners.

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Ward stopped 14 of the 16 shots he faced in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Devils.

It was Ward's second loss in as many days as he was tabbed with the starting duties on both ends of a back-to-back, and though he wasn't heavily tested, Cory Schneider was superb for the Devils on the other end of the ice. His offense once again did him no favors, but he's now just 8-10-1 on the season with just middling statistics.

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Ward will start in net Monday night against the Devils, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Ward is coming off a loss in Sunday's game when he gave up three goals on 22 shots against the Red Wings. There are probably better goaltending options out there for Monday since goalies tend to struggle when playing both games of a back-to-back.

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Ward made just 19 saves as he allowed three goals in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Red Wings.

Ward entered Sunday's contest with three straight performances of two goals or less, but the streak was broken as he fell under .500 to 8-9-1 on the season. He hasn't been great this year as he has a 2.51 GAA and a save percentage of .909, and the team's overall struggles will likely prevent him from picking up a lot of wins.

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Ward (lower body) will start between the pipes against the Red Wings on Sunday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

Ward's injury was not considered serious, and that was obviously the case as he will start in net Sunday. He stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced Tuesday, and will carry a 2.48 GAA and .912 save percentage into Sunday's contest.