Canadiens: Subban out of hospital after neck injury

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was released from a hospital Friday after sustaining a neck injury against the Buffalo Sabres.

Coach Michel Therrien said Subban will undergo treatment and won't be available for the game against Minnesota on Saturday, ending his streak of 273 consecutive regular-season games.

Subban was taken off the ice on a stretcher near the end of the third period after falling and being struck in the head by teammate Alexei Emelin, who accidentally ran into him.

Subban grabbed the back of his head as trainers tended to him, but looked to be alert when he was carted off.

The team announced on its Twitter account Friday that Subban was released from Montreal General Hospital late Thursday night. The team described it as a "non-serious neck injury."

Subban took to Twitter to reassure supporters he was doing OK.

"Feeling good, and feeling the love. Thanks for all the support!!," Subban wrote.

He owned the team's longest active streak, not missing a game since Jan. 30, 2013.

Therrien said a defenseman and a forward would be recalled from the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL on Friday to fill out his injury-riddled roster.