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Ward was pulled from Friday's game against Vancouver after yielding three goals on 13 shots.

Not the best outing for Ward, who has given up at least three goals in three of his last four appearances. The 30-year-old drops to 11-17-3 on the season with a .911 save percentage and 2.45 GAA. While he will continue to see a good workload for the Canes, Ward is expected to give way to Anton Khudobin for the second half of the back-to-back Saturday vs. Ottawa.

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Ward will be in net for Friday's game against the Canucks.

Ward enters Friday's tilt with respectable ratios (2.40 GAA, .913 save percentage), but an anemic Hurricanes attack has led him to just 11 wins in his 30 outings. He'll likely have a tough time slowing the battle-tested Canucks, who are 24-15-3 on the season.

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Ward stopped just 31 of 35 shots in regulation and overtime before falling in a shootout to the Blues on Saturday.

Ward couldn't take advantage of the rare occasion in which the Hurricanes offense came through for him, as Vladimir Tarasenko beat him for the game-tying goal with under 14 minutes remaining. The Blues' formidable attack has made goalies superior to Ward look more foolish, but wins come as infrequently as they do for the netminder, he needs to capitalize on occasions like this. His ratios have generally been better than expected this season, but Ward's 11-16-3 record makes him nothing more than a lower-end fantasy option.

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Ward will be between the pipes Saturday against the Blues, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Ward has delivered underwhelming outings his last two times out against the Predators and Sabres, but his offense at least picked him up to lead him to a victory against Buffalo. Don't expect him to be nearly as fortunate against the powerful Blues, who have amassed an incredible 20 goals over their last three games.

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Ward stopped 18 of 20 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.

Decent work by Ward, who's allowed two or fewer goals in seven of his last eight starts now, but has just a 3-4-1 record to show for that success. If you keep him benched except when the Hurricanes face the dregs of the league, you can squeeze some decent value out of Ward, but the red-hot Blues -- Carolina's next opponent -- are probably best avoided.

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Ward is set to start Thursday's game against the Sabres, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Ward was the first goalie off the ice following the Hurricanes' morning skate, which puts him on track to start Thursday night. He has tallied just three wins since the beginning of December, but he will have a good chance to pick one up Thursday against a Buffalo squad that won just once in its previous 10 games.

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Ward gave up three goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.

On paper, his stat line Tuesday was just one goal off opposing starter Pekka Rinne's, but Ward blew 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the third period before coughing up the game-winner with less than five minutes left to play. It's his fifth loss -- four in regulation -- over his last six appearances, although this was the first time in that span that Ward surrendered more than two goals.

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Ward will be between the pipes Tuesday against the Predators, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Ward will look to secure back to back wins as the Jackets take on the Predators Tuesday. While the Hurricanes have struggled as a team of late, Ward has actually been playing quite well, recording a .944 save percentage in his last six games. While his lackluster 10-15-2 record doesn't exactly inspire confidence, Ward is a decent play in leagues that give credit for save percentage and goals against.

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Ward stopped all but one of the 24 shots he faced in Friday's win over the Flyers.

A much-needed win for Ward, who had previously lost eight of his last nine games. While he may be piling up the losses, Ward has actually been playing very well of late, recording a .944 save percentage in his last six games. Ward's lackluster 10-15-2 record is more indicative of the team's overall play, as Carolina sits at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, having scored just 75 goals on the season -- fewest in the NHL. Considering he plays almost every game, Ward is a decent fantasy option if your league gives credit for save percentage and goal-against.

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Ward will make the start in goal Friday against the Flyers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Ward has lost four straight games for the Hurricanes, despite allowing just two goals in each of those contests. The Carolina offense has evaporated over the past few weeks, requiring Ward to be even sharper than normal just to keep his team competitive. A match with the Flyers should present some opportunities for the Hurricanes' attack, but it's becoming increasingly doubtful that they'll have enough talent to capitalize on those chances. For that reason, Ward remains a shaky fantasy option.