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Ward appears on track to start Monday's game against the Senators, Michael Smith of reports.Ward -- who has 35 starts under his belt to date this season -- is thus in line to get the nod Monday after giving way to Anton Khudobin in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Wild.

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Ward faced just 17 shots Thursday, but allowed two goals to take a 2-1 loss to Anaheim.Despite seeing less than half as many shots as his mates put on opposing netminder John Gibson, Ward wasn't able to come away with the win. He's now lost five of his last seven appearances, so his edge on Anton Khudobin for starts has to be slim.

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Ward has been confirmed as the starter in goal for Thursday's showdown with the Ducks.Ward seems to have usurped Anton Khudobin for the top spot on the Hurricanes' goalie depth chart, as he'll be making his fourth straight turn. While the Hurricanes' 6-2-2 record over its last 10 games belies its last-place standing in the Metropolitan Division, Ward doesn't look like an especially strong play against one of the Western Conference's premier teams. Ward owns a 2-1-1 record and 2.98 GAA for his career against Anaheim.

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Ward is on track to start Thursday's game against the Ducks, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.Ward was the first goalie off the ice Thursday morning, indicating that he is in line to make his 35th start of the season when the Hurricanes take on the Ducks. While Anaheim has 75 points to date -- second in the NHL -- the team has dropped two straight contests, most recently a 6-2 loss to Florida on Tuesday.

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Ward came away with the win Saturday, stopping 23 of 27 shots against San Jose.

While it was a victory for the 30-year-old, Ward struggled in the game, allowing four goals for the second time in three outings. His inconsistent season continues, as he now owns a 13-18-4 record with a .913 save percentage and 2.42 GAA. Ward sees the net often, so if you can deal with his inconsistent tendencies, Ward could be a decent fantasy option in the cage.

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Ward will be in net for the Hurricanes on Saturday against the Sharks.

After backstopping the Hurricanes to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Coyotes on Thursday, Ward will earn a second straight start for the Hurricanes. It's too early to say that Ward has claimed back the No. 1 job from Anton Khudobin, but if he can keep the clamps on the Sharks in a hostile road environment, it will surely aid his chances. Antti Niemi is expected to serve as the starting goalie for San Jose on Saturday.

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Ward put an end to 28 of 29 shots through 65 minutes, then was perfect on three shootout tries to deliver a 2-1 win over Arizona on Thursday.

Strong work by Ward, who snapped a four-game losing streak with this effort. Of course, it came against the sad-sack Coyotes; few matchups will be that easy for Ward even if he owns a bigger share of the starts than Anton Khudobin. Nonetheless, he appeared unbothered by the lower-body injury that had been holding him out of practice.

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Ward (lower body) has been confirmed as the starter in the net for Thursday's match against the Coyotes, Chantel McCabe of FOX Sports Carolinas reports.

Ward has missed the Hurricanes' last two practices with the lower-body issue, but he alleviated any concern about the injury by logging a full participation during the squad's morning skate Thursday. With no goalie recalled from the minors as a safeguard, it appears Ward can be considered fully healthy. He actually makes for a fairly attractive fantasy option Thursday, as the host Coyotes have been in the midst of a season almost as equally horrid as the Hurricanes. Both teams rank in the league's bottom five in goals per game, which could make for a low-scoring affair.

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Ward is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury, and will start in net Thursday if he is determined to be healthy, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.

Ward reportedly has a "tweak in the lower body." He was held out of practice Wednesday with what was deemed a maintenance day, but the injury indicates otherwise, and leaves his status in question for Thursday's contest. If he can't go, the team would probably recall another goaltender as insurance.

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Ward gave up four goals on 37 shots in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

It was the fourth straight loss for Ward, who drops to 11-18-4 on the season. While Khudobin had one bad outing Friday, Ward's lackluster play Saturday could mean that team goes back to Khudobin for the time being. Ward's .913 is decent, but the Hurricanes don't win much, so Ward is hard to count on in fantasy.