UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov left the game Monday against the Dallas Stars with 7:06 left in the first period due to a lower-body injury. He did not return and was placed on injured reserve after New York's 7-3 victory.
Nabokov appeared to hurt his right side after sprawling to make a save with 8:40 remaining. He stayed down for a while and received assistance from the trainer, but he opted to stay in the game.
However, Nabokov waived to the bench at a stoppage in play with 7:06 left and immediately went to the dressing room. Kevin Poulin replaced Nabokov, who made seven saves on eight shots.
Duthie reported early indications are the ankle injury Luongo sustained is not serious. He underwent an MRI on Monday and was seen walking without a limp.
The Canucks did recall goaltender Joacim Eriksson from the American Hockey League on Monday. When Luongo was unable to dress Sunday, they had to sign 43-year-old Rob Laurie to back up Eddie Lack against the Anaheim Ducks.
Luongo, who had missed three games with a groin injury, stopped 46 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Kings. He was crashed into by forward Dustin Brown on the game-tying goal in the third period but finished out the game.
Koivu sustained a broken ankle during a game Saturday against the Washington Capitals, though he did finish the game. This injury puts his ability to play for Finland in the 2014 Sochi Olympics in jeopardy. Koivu was a favorite to be named captain for his country.
It is also a huge blow for the reeling Wild, who have stumbled since a 13-4-4 start. Part of the issue has been the team's declining possession numbers, and another problem has been injuries, most recently an illness keeping surprising star goaltender Josh Harding out of the lineup.
NEW YORK – Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 5.
Skinner led all skaters with six goals and nine points to help the Hurricanes (18-16-9, 45 points) record a season-high four consecutive victories and move into fourth place in the Metropolitan Division. He opened the week with 2-1—3 in a 5-4 overtime victory against the Montreal Canadiens Dec. 31. Skinner followed that up with his second career hat trick (and second of the season), including the overtime winner, in a 4-3 triumph over the Washington Capitals Jan. 2. He added an assist in a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders Jan. 4 before capping the week with 1-1—2, including the game-winning goal, in a 2-1 victory against the Nashville Predators Jan. 5. The 21-year-old Toronto native has 20-13—33 in 32 games this season, including a League-high 16 goals since Dec. 3 and 6-4—10 during a five-game point streak, matching a career long set during his rookie season (Jan. 7-15, 2011: 5-3—8).
Following the goal, Bishop skated over to the Lightning bench to have his right hand looked at. After consultation with the Tampa Bay training staff, he went to the dressing room and did not return.
Luongo was struck high by the leg of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown in the third period Saturday when Brown crashed the net to score. Luongo stayed down for several moments after the hit, but stayed in the game.
Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis told reporters that it could be more than a day-to-day issue with Luongo. Lack said he was prepared to assume the No.1 role long-term.
Jones, 23, made his NHL debut on Dec. 3 against the Anaheim Ducks and stopped 26 shots for his first victory. He followed that performance with consecutive shutouts on Dec. 7 against the New York Islanders (16 saves) and Dec. 10 against the Montreal Canadiens (31 saves).
Jones won his first eight NHL starts and became the second goaltender in League history to win his first eight games, matching Bob Froese of the 1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers. Jones was the first goalie to start and allow two or fewer goals in each of his first eight games since 1938-39 (Frank Brimsek/12-game streak).
Staal left the ice in the second period after playing 11 shifts and seeing 9:48 of ice time.
Staal had five points (one goal) in the previous two games.
Carcillo skated in 26 games for the Kings and led the team with 57 penalty minutes to go with 54 hits and two points (one goal, one assist). He's played one game since Dec. 15, none since Dec. 23.
"We picked up a player than can bring an element of toughness, with us losing [Derek] Dorsett yesterday for 4-6 weeks it's an area we felt we needed to get a little bit better," coach Alain Vigneault said prior to the game Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Dan became available and we picked him up."
Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.