Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will miss three to four weeks because of a lower-body injury that forced him out of the game at Minnesota just minutes after the faceoff.

Ward was replaced by Justin Peters 4:07 in after skating off the ice Thursday night. The Hurricanes announced in the second period the timetable for Ward's absence, without specifying the nature of his injury.

Ward was put on injured reserve Friday and the team recalled recalled Mike Murphy from Charlotte of the American Hockey League ahead of Friday's game against Colorado.

Peters was an AHL call-up, too, 10 days earlier after goalie Anton Khudobin sustained a lower-body injury.

Ward started eight of Carolina's first 10 games.

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.