Flames' Johnny Gaudreau will get to play in All-Star Game after all

Calgary Flames rookie forward Johnny Gaudreau will be in the All-Star Game after all. (USATSI)
Calgary Flames rookie forward Johnny Gaudreau will be in the All-Star Game after all. (USATSI)

Calgary Flames rookie forward Johnny Gaudreau has had quite a weekend at the NHL All-Star game. 

Already in town to participate as one of the top rookies in the skills competition on Saturday night, it was reported on Friday morning that Gaudreau was going to be added to Sunday's game as a replacement for injured Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby.

But then the league decided it wasn't going to replace Crosby's spot in the lineup and opted instead to play the game one forward short. 

Well, on Saturday night, just before the start of the skills competition, Gaudreau was officially added to the game. 

He will play for Jonathan Toews' team in the game. 

Along with the injury to Crosby, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson had to pull out of the skills competition on Saturday night and his availability for Sunday's game is not yet known. 

In 46 games this season Gaudreau has scored 13 goals to go with 22 assists for the surprising Flames. 

CBS Sports Writer

Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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