It never ends for the Detroit Red Wings: Hours before they were to take on the New York Rangers Thursday, Cory Emmerton was added to the lineup.

General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that Joakim Andersson would miss the game because of a lower-body injury suffered during Wednesday's practice. Andersson skated Thursday morning, but was deemed not ready to play.

The Wings take on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m., FSD). The Wings' lineup already is without Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson, Johan Franzen and Darren Helm, among others.

Holland said Emmerton's afternoon flight was delayed. So long as a player's name is on the game's roster, the play can join the team at any time.

Meanwhile, Tomas Jurco's season keeps hitting high notes.

A week ago, Jurco was named to the Slovakian Olympic hockey team. Tonight, he'll join the Wings as they play in an iconic arena.

"It's one of those building that young players are excited to play in," Jurco said after today’s morning skate. "It's something that I never thought I might do in my hockey career. Now it's here, and I'm really excited for it."

Jimmy Howard is starting in net, where he'll go up against Henrik Lundqvist.