ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Anaheim goaltender John Gibson has left Saturday’s game against Minnesota with an upper-body injury.
A short-angle shot from Mikko Koivu appeared to hit Gibson in the upper chest with 5:39 to play in the first period. The goaltender immediately went down on one knee and was quickly attended to by a trainer. Gibson gingerly skated to the bench and went straight to the locker room.
Anaheim announced that Gibson is doubtful to return.
Gibson is 7-1-1 with two shutouts in his past nine starts. He was replaced by Jonathan Bernier.
Gibson stopped four of five shots he faced while making his fourth straight start.