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Drew Doughty suffers upper-body injury, not expected to return (Updated)

Apr 4, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

This isn’t good news for the L.A. Kings.

Defenseman Drew Doughty left Thursday’s game against the San Jose Sharks with an upper-body injury and was not expected to return, according to Lisa Dillman of the L.A. Times. In 77 games this season with the Kings, the 24-year-old Doughty has 10 goals and 37 points.

Updated: As per NHL.com, Doughty will not return to the game.

  1. lezbehonestppl - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Hope it isn’t collarbone.

  2. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Did not look serious. Wonder what it could be. Collarbone is a good guess, that may actually be what’s wrong. If that’s the case I don’t see Doughty playing in the first round.

    • jpelle82 - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      if it is, it will likely be longer than the first round. gaborik was out a little over 2 months with a collarbone this year. definitely would suck for them/him.

  3. blomfeld - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    DARKNESS ?

  4. theheez - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    If anything is wrong with DD, the Kings would be whole lot less scary in the playoffs. DD does a lot of carrying for that team.

  5. sjsharksfan11 - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Good

    • patthehockeyfan - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM

      NOT good. You just invited karma to come back and take a piece of one of the Sharks.

    • ron05342 - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:12 AM

      Wow, just lost any respect I had for you. You usually carry yourself pretty good on these boards but a comment like that wishing injury on anyone is just not on a human level. You are scum, Sharks fan.

      • wannabebluesplayer - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:47 AM

        That’s unfortunate for the Kings. Doughty is by far their best D-man, and outside of Quick and Kopitar, their best player.

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