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Former NHL player Aaron Ward arrested

CARY, N.C. -- Authorities have arrested former Carolina Hurricanes player and TV analyst Aaron Ward following a domestic incident.

Capt. Don Hamilton with the Cary Police Department said police arrested Ward after responding to a house Friday. Hamilton said Ward had been charged with assault on a woman and interfering with emergency communications, both misdemeanors.

Hamilton said authorities initially cited Ward's wife Kelly for misdemeanor simple assault on him but rescinded the citation Friday afternoon after further investigation, and she faces no charges. Police did not ask for medical assistance.

Ward helped the Hurricanes win the 2006 Stanley Cup.

In a statement, TSN communications director Greg McIsaac said the TV network was aware of the situation and that Ward wouldn't appear on air until further notice.