Ellis had been out since suffering a cut near his left knee in the final minute of a loss to New Jersey on March 21. He was brought in during the offseason to back up Cam Ward, an All-Star who will be out at least two more weeks with a sprained left knee.
Ellis is 1-1-1 with a 2.29 goals-against average in his last three starts.
The effort gave the Hurricanes' backup goaltender a 3-1-0 record and a 1.75 goals-against average in five appearances this season.
Ellis allowed four goals on 12 shots before he was sent to the showers.
It was Ellis' 13th career shutout and first since Nov. 9, 2010, against Toronto when he was with Tampa Bay. Ellis has only allowed a total of one goal in his two starts for the Hurricanes this season.
Ellis is still the backup to Cam Ward, is he's still not a serious fantasy option.
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