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Canes activate Ward off IR, send two to Checkers

The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday activated goaltender Cam Ward from injured reserve. Ward was placed on IR on Jan. 20 because of concussion symptoms.

The Canes also reassigned forward Phil Di Giuseppe and goaltender Daniel Altshuller to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League ahead of the NHL’s All-Star Game break. The Checkers have three games during the NHL break.

Di Giuseppe, 22, made his NHL debut on Dec. 5 against Montreal and has three goals and five assists in 18 NHL games this season.

Altshuller, 21, served as the backup to Eddie Lack for four games during his first NHL recall.