Canes place G Ward on IR with lower-body injury
The team announced the moves Friday, one day after Ward was injured 4:07 into the first period of a 3-1 loss at Minnesota.
Ward, who started eight of Carolina's first 10 games, is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
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.
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