New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will miss Wednesday night's game against the Boston Bruins because of an upper-body injury.
Lundqvist was hit in the throat by a shot in the second period of Saturday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. He stayed in the game and made 31 saves in the Rangers' 4-1 victory.
The 32-year-old Lundqvist made 33 saves Monday in a 6-3 victory against the Florida Panthers. He is 25-11-3 with five shutouts and a 2.25 GAA in 39 games this season.
"[Lundqvist] won't be available tonight; he has an upper-body injury that we are investigating right now and we'll have more information for you before the day is over," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We don't know how long he'll be out but the injury is related to the injury he had over the weekend."
Cam Talbot will get the start Wednesday. He is 4-4-1 with three shutouts and a 2.15 GAA in 11 games this season.
New York recalled goaltender Mackenzie Skapski from Hartford of the American Hockey League to be the backup.