^Well, there's two schools of thought I have on Gauthier.
1) They were resting him so they wouldn't aggravate the injury for Game Seven.
2) He was too injured to continue which doesn't bode well for Game Seven.
Now I'd be more inclined to go with option 2 because the game was going to triple OT, the bench was shortchanged, and if Gauthier was capable of playing, he would have. Sutter did not want a Game Seven, so if he could have used Gauthier he would have.