MacIntyre will fill in for Cam Ward, who missed yesterday's practice because of "soreness". According to reports on Twitter, Ward was also not at the team's morning skate.
That means Anton Khudobin will be looked upon to start tonight. After beating out Ward for the starting spot last season, Khudobin has not played quite as well so far this year and has yet to win a game this season.
They are calling Ward's injury a "lower body concern". Ward has suffered a plethora of injuries over his career and missed much of last season due to suspected groin issues.
The team's official presser follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 4, 2014
‘CANES RECALL DREW MacINTYRE FROM CHARLOTTE
Goaltender will join Carolina on emergency recall for Cam Ward
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Drew MacIntyre from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). MacIntyre is being recalled on emergency for Cam Ward who will miss tonight’s game at PNC Arena against the Washington Capitals with a lower-body injury.
MacIntyre, 31, has posted a 6-8-1 record, a 2.82 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 15 games with Charlotte this season. The Charlottetown, P.E.I., native owns a 0-2-0 record, a 2.41 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in six career NHL games with Vancouver, Buffalo and Toronto. MacIntyre (6’1", 190 lbs.) has appeared in 368 career AHL games, going 198-125-22 with a 2.45 goals-against average, and was named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2008-09 and 2007-08. Originally selected by Detroit in the fourth round, 121st overall, in the 2001 NHL Draft, MacIntyre signed with the Hurricanes as a free agent on July 1, 2014.