Hurricanes sign equipment manager to serve as Ward's backup
James Guillory / USA Today Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed their equipment manager to a professional tryout.

Jorge Alves, 37, will serve as Cam Ward's backup goalie during Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning due to an illness that has befallen Eddie Lack.

He regularly practices with the team and brings some measure of experience to the table.

Alves indeed had a few short stints in the ECHL and SPHL prior to entering the world of equipment management, but stands to get a taste of NHL action should Ward fall prey to injury.

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