Netminder Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes was cut badly by a skate blade last night in a contest against the Columbus Bluejackets. The laceration required stitches and Ward was hospitalized overnight after losing a significant amount of blood.
Justin Peters will likely be recalled to back up Michael Leighton for the Hurricanes' next game on Wednesday.
As for Albany, Mike Murphy will take charge of the Rats' crease and Mike Morrison will likely be called up from the ECHL for backup.
The Rats' next game is Wednesday at Syracuse.