Gaborik was hurt in the first period and did not return as the Kings went on to win, 5-4, in overtime. He was unable to put any weight on his left leg after the collision and needed assistance getting back to the dressing room.
The Kings will not be making a recall from their minor-league team in Ontario (Calif)., for now, since they have two extra forwards available and it doesn't make sense to fly someone cross-country to join the team on this long trip.
Forward Michael Mersch would be at the top of the list if the Kings decided make a recall from Ontario.
The oft-injured Gaborik had been on an uncharacteristically solid run of durability, having played in every game this season. His scoring touch also picked up of late.