John Glennon reports that Joel Ward will miss tonight's game with Carolina (be sure to check out the Game Day Preview), due to a wrist injury that shouldn't keep him out for anything more than one game. This is why Ben Guite was recalled last night, just in case Ward couldn't go.
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This leaves David Legwand without both of his regular wingers on the shutdown line, although the Preds are catching a bit of a break since star center Eric Staal won't play tonight for the Hurricanes. Glennon's blog also says that Jerred Smithson is skating, but still a ways from returning to action, and Pekka Rinne will be debuting some new equipment tonight in goal.