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Canes place G Ward on IR with lower-body injury

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Canes place G Ward on IR with lower-body injury

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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward, left, blocks a shot off the stick of Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, center, as Hurricanes' Justin Faulk defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have placed goalie Cam Ward on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury and recalled Mike Murphy from Charlotte to replace him.

The team announced the moves Friday, one day after Ward was injured 4:07 into the first period of a 3-1 loss at Minnesota.

Ward, who started eight of Carolina's first 10 games, is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

Murphy is 1-2-0 with a 3.81 goals-against average in three games with Charlotte and has played in two career NHL games.

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