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Back-Up Goalie Boucher Out Four To Six Months


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#1 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes backup goalie Brian Boucher is expected to miss 4-6 months with an unspecified shoulder injury.

General manager Jim Rutherford said Thursday that Boucher was injured within the past week and is scheduled to have surgery to repair it, but did not say which shoulder was injured.

The injury clouds Carolina's goaltending situation with free agency starting Sunday. The 35-year-old Boucher is entering the second year of a two-year, $1.9 million contract he signed last summer to back up Cam Ward.

"We're going to have to go out and find a guy that can fill that spot," coach Kirk Muller said following Day 2 of the team's four-day rookie conditioning camp. "In a perfect world, if we get Cam playing 60-plus games, we need a guy that can step in and feel confident that we can win hockey games."

One option could be Justin Peters, Ward's top backup in 2010-11 who spent most of last season getting regular playing time with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate in Charlotte. He is due to become an unrestricted free agent. Carolina also could try to acquire a veteran from another club.


We just need to re-sing Justin "PeteDawg" Peters, he is better than Boucher anyway.

#2 KillerKat

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

Good. He is trash anyway. Peters blew him out of the water last season.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

Good. He is trash anyway. Peters blew him out of the water last season.


I agree, I only remember one win that Boucher had last year; if he had more then they slipped by me.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

Off-season shoulder injury to a less than mediocre backup goalie? Had to have been doing something stupid.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

Just agreed to terms with Peters as our backup goalie.


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