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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.

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Ward (lower body) is not believed to be dealing with a serious injury, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Ward is considered day-to-day with the setback, and the Hurricanes brought up his replacement on an emergency basis only, so he should not be out long. Consider him questionable for Carolina's next game Sunday against Detroit.

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Ward will not play Thursday due to a lower-body injury.

The extent of Ward's injury is uncertain, but he did not practice Wednesday and was held out of Thursday's morning skate as well. Drew MacIntyre was recalled to add another goalie to the roster, but Anton Khudobin figures to be the primary goaltender until Ward is ready to return.

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Ward was given Wednesday's practice off after he reported some general soreness.

Ward was just a little bit beat up after his impressive win over the Predators on Tuesday, so the day off looks to be just a maintenance day. The Hurricanes will check up on his condition Thursday morning, but if all is well, he'll make the start that evening against the Capitals.

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Ward stopped 32 of 33 to deliver a 2-1 win over the Predators on Tuesday.

Over his last two starts, Ward has marched into Pittsburgh and won, and he's outdueled Pekka Rinne. But his game has been highly inconsistent this year, and the Hruricanes will need him to stabilize things to turn their season around.