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Back issues aside, Ward works out

Updated: August 25, 2009, 3:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CALGARY -- Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward did not take part in Monday's opening workouts at the Canadian Olympic orientation camp because of back pain.

Ward, who battled back issues throughout this past NHL postseason, returned to practice Tuesday after being re-evaluated.

"Really, it is a day-to-day thing," Ward told reporters Monday.

While he said he badly wanted to be on the ice, Ward said he owed it to the Hurricanes to be cautious.

"I ...

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