Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will miss Wednesday night's game against the Bruins with an upper-body injury related to Saturday's incident when he was struck in the throat with a shot against Carolina.
"It's not a concussion, but it's related to the shot," head coach Alain Vigneault said Wednesday morning. "We found out about it last night. We will know more later and have some information that we'll get to you."
Cam Talbot will be in net for the Rangers on Wednesday, and Mackenzie Skapski is being summoned from Hartford as a backup.
The Rangers' next game after Wednesday night is Saturday in Nashville, followed by Sunday at home against Dallas.
On Saturday, Lundqvist was examined on the ice, stayed in the game and said afterward that he was fine. However,, he had some difficulty breathing, was light-headed, and had headaches during the 4-1 win.
Lundqvist also played the full 60 minutes in the 6-3 defeat of the Panthers on Monday, but he took Tuesday's practice off as a maintenance day and did not take part in an optional skate Wednesday morning at Madison Square Garden.
Lundqvist made 33 saves on Monday against Florida, and answered questions normally afterward in the locker room.
Asked to describe his level of concern about Lundqvist's condition, Vigneault said: "I haven't reached a level yet until I find out."
After Saturday's game, Vigneault said he had not been informed by doctors that there was any lingering issue that would have caused him to replace Lundqvist with Talbot for the third period.
Lundqvist did attend a Steiner Sports function Tuesday night in Manhattan with former netminder Mike Richter.
Vigneault had said Tuesday that Lundqvist, who had started seven straight games, would be in the net on Wednesday night, but he began the morning briefing with the news of Lundqvist's injury.
Lundqvist, 32, has appeared in 39 games and is 25-11-3, with a 2.25 GAA and .922 save percentage.
Talbot (4-4-1. 2.15 GAA and .926 save percentage), whose last start was a 3-0 loss to the Bruins in Boston on Jan. 15, was expected to start either in Nashville or home against Dallas.
Skapski, 20, who will wear No. 70, was a sixth-round pick in the 2013 draft. He is 12-7-3 with the Wolf Pack, with a 2.38 GAA.