NEW YORK -- New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will not be in the lineup against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET) because of a neck injury related to the throat injury he sustained Saturday.
"We don't know how long he'll be out but the injury is related to the injury he had over the weekend," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said after the morning skate Wednesday. Lundqvist is considered day-to-day.
Lundqvist was hit in the throat by a shot 3:02 into the second period Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes. He received treatment on the ice from the Rangers medical staff but stayed in the game. He had 31 saves in the Rangers' 4-1 victory but said afterward that he felt light-headed and was experiencing headaches for the remainder of the game.
He had 33 saves Monday in a 6-3 victory against the Florida Panthers. When Lundqvist spoke to reporters after the game he showed no signs of the injury.
Vigneault said he learned of Lundqvist's injury Tuesday night.