News and notes from around the NHL this evening:
- Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou will not play tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes, reports Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. Athanasiou is day-to-day after suffering an injury on the final play of last night’s game in the first of back to back games against the Hurricanes. The Red Wings forward was cross-checked by Hurricanes forward Victor Rask, causing Athanasiou to hit goaltender Eddie Lack. Lack ended up leaving the game on a stretcher, and now Athanasiou will miss some time as well.
- The Los Angeles Kings have scratched forward Marian Gaborik tonight against the Edmonton Oilers, reports Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times. Gaborik has struggled this season, posting 10G and 9A in 51 games for the Kings. The Czech forward has endured multiple injuries this season, which may cause concern for the Kings who have Gaborik signed through 2020-21.
- The Boston Bruins caused a small stir when they used an emergency call-up on goaltender Zane McIntyre this afternoon. Media initially speculated that Tuukka Rask was injured, but later Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reported that backup Anton Khudobin suffered a minor injury today. Despite the recall, however, McIntyre did not suit up as Khudobin was okay to play by game time.