Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack was released from the hospital Monday night and was diagnosed with a neck strain.
Video: DET@CAR: Lack taken off ice following collision
Lack was stretchered off the ice at the end of a 4-3 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings at PNC Arena on Monday. He was injured on a goal by Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou at 1:59 of overtime.
Athanasiou skated through the neutral zone to get the puck along the right-side wall before cutting to the net. He was checked by Hurricanes forward Victor Rask before colliding with Lack and putting the puck between the right pad and the left post. Lack slumped back in the net and was quickly attended to by the Hurricanes medical staff.
Moments after the collision, Hurricanes and Red Wings players gathered near the net. Lack was taken off the ice 10 minutes later and gave a thumbs-up when he left the ice.
Lack is 7-5-3 with a 2.58 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 17 games (15 starts) this season. He took to Twitter on Monday to address his condition, writing, "everything looks alright (sic)."
The Red Wings and Hurricanes will complete back-to-back games at PNC Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-D+, NHL.TV). Lack's playing status has yet to be announced but the Hurricanes recalled goalie Alex Nedeljkovic from Florida of the ECHL on an emergency basis.