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Apr 16, 2014
Drew Doughty (upper body) will be available for Game 1 on Thursday.
Rotoworld Apr 16, 2014

Drew Doughty (upper body) is 'good to go' - Drew Doughty (D) Los Angeles Kings

Drew Doughty (upper body) will be available for Game 1 on Thursday.
LA Kings Insider Apr 15, 2014

Doughty participates fully; “I’ve known I’m good to go”

With Robyn Regehr having returned for Saturday’s game against Anaheim and Drew Doughty participating fully in practice, the Los Angeles Kings appear to be in as good health as can reasonably be expected after 82 regular season games. “We’re a hundred percent,” Darryl Sutter said. “That was the importance of having a full practice today. A full practice means everybody out there. That’s a good thing.” And while Doughty has been given the clean bill of health – he was deemed to be 100% after the the Anaheim game – a more significant question will be addressed when he...
Doughty sits out, reiterates he'll be ready for playoffs

Doughty sits out, reiterates he'll be ready for playoffs

LOS ANGELES – Drew Doughty’s playoff preparation will be limited to the Kings’ practice ice. Doughty, the Kings’ top defenseman, is recovering from a shoulder injury and missed his fourth consecutive game Saturday, but Doughty remains adamant...
LA Kings Insider Apr 11, 2014

Doughty: “I’m ready to go whenever”

Drew Doughty resumed practicing on Monday, and though he traveled with the team to Alberta this week, he has not yet drawn into a game since suffering an upper-body injury in the first period of a 2-1 loss at San Jose on April 3. Along with Andrew Campbell, Tanner Pearson and Jonathan Quick, he was on the ice for practice at Toyota Sports Center at 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Saying that he didn’t know whether he’d play against Anaheim in the season finale at Staples Center on Saturday, Doughty expressed confidence in his ability to step into the lineup when [...]
LA Kings Insider Apr 9, 2014

Eager Doughty prepares for eventual return

It happened on such an innocuous play. First period, divisional rivalry game, potential playoff preview. Drew Doughty was closing a gap on San Jose’s Tyler Kennedy when the Sharks forward backhanded it towards the Kings’ goal. The Los Angeles defenseman made a hard hit, though one that happens over a dozen times in any NHL game. Kennedy, who was steered toward the corner by the contact, was well-balanced and remained on his skates. “I think it was just kind of the way I hit him is what caused it to happen,” Doughty said after the team’s morning skate in Calgary [...]
LA Kings Insider Apr 8, 2014

King getting closer; he and Doughty travel

Dwight King, who hasn’t played since March 29 due to an undisclosed injury, has practiced for a full week and should be available for Darryl Sutter as the Kings finish up the road portion of the 2013-14 regular season schedule with games in Calgary and Edmonton on Wednesday and Thursday. “I think the week helped me,” King said. “Obviously to get back on the ice with the team is good and I got a couple reps in before these last couple games.” On a separate note, Drew Doughty has also made the trip to Alberta, per Lisa Dillman of the [...]
Los Angeles Times Apr 7, 2014

Kings' Drew Doughty returns to practice

The defenseman, who injured his shoulder in the first period against San Jose on Thursday, hopes to be ready by the start of the playoffs.For Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, the bottom line is being ready by April 16, the start date for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
LA Kings Insider Apr 7, 2014

No clear indication of Doughty’s return

Though Drew Doughty took part in line rushes, he did not remain on the ice for the full practice and declined to speak with reporters during the team’s post-practice media availability. With a playoff spot and the third seed locked up, and games that don’t have any bearing on the team’s standing approaching, it remains to be seen when Doughty’s return to the Kings’ lineup will take place. When asked whether it was an encouraging step forward to have Doughty take the ice for practice, Darryl Sutter’s response was brief. “Yep,” the coach answered. The Kings conclude the season...
LA Kings Insider Apr 7, 2014

Doughty practices; minor changes in lines, pairings

Drew Doughty is participating in Los Angeles’ practice at the Toyota Sports Center this morning, four days after he left a 2-1 loss at San Jose when he suffered an upper-body injury while making an open-ice hit on Tyler Kennedy in the Kings’ defensive zone. Paired with Robyn Regehr in line rushes, he left the ice shortly before 10:20 a.m. – roughly five minutes before practice began to wind down – though I wouldn’t read a ton into his early departure. We’ll learn more about his participation and recovery after practice. Lines and defensive pairings from today’s skate: Gaborik...
Los Angeles Times Apr 4, 2014

Kings coach downplays severity of Drew Doughty's injury

Doughty, who appeared to injure his shoulder in Thursday's game, continues on the trip with the team although he does not practice. On a positive note, sitting out may help him recharge before playoffs. VANCOUVER, Canada — The panicked hue and cry from the Kings' fan base when defenseman Drew Doughty left Thursday's game in San Jose was almost like that bleak November night in Buffalo when goalie Jonathan Quick suffered a serious groin injury.
LA Kings Insider Apr 4, 2014

Doughty’s injury not believed to be severe

The “upper-body” injury suffered by Drew Doughty in the first period of Thursday’ 2-1 loss in San Jose is not believed to be serious, and the Kings were guardedly optimistic that they may have dodged an injury bullet to the team’s most important defenseman. “He might play tomorrow,” Darryl Sutter said. When asked if the injury was serious, Sutter responded “No.” Doughty, who suffered the injury while making a hit on the Sharks’ Tyler Kennedy less than 10 minutes into Thursday’s game, did not take the ice at practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Friday as the Kings...
LA Kings Insider Apr 4, 2014

Doughty injured in loss to Sharks; team reacts

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who was playing in his 199th consecutive game, did not return after this open-ice hit on San Jose’s Tyler Kennedy during the first period: Announced as an upper-body injury by the team’s public relations staff during the game, the extent of the injury was unclear following Los Angeles’ 2-1 loss to San Jose. “I haven’t even talked to him,” Darryl Sutter said. “He didn’t feel good enough to come back, so leave it at that.” As of the time the team left the arena, it was not clear whether Doughty would travel with to Vancouver, where [...]
Home Ice | SI.com Apr 4, 2014

Kings' Drew Doughty leaves game vs. Sharks with upper-body injury

By Darian Somers It looked like a harmless play, but it caused Drew Doughty to leave the game. The Kings’ defenseman left Thursday’s game with an upper-body injury and is not expected to return, according to Lisa Dillman of the LA Times. Per Kings, Upper body injury. Not expected to return. #Doughty— lisa dillman (@reallisa) […]
Jewels From The Crown Apr 4, 2014

Drew Doughty Leaves Game with "Upper-Body" Injury vs Sharks

He is not expected to return to tonight's game.
LA Kings Insider Apr 1, 2014

March 31 postgame quotes: Doughty, Martinez

Drew Doughty, on allowing Minnesota to come back: It’s not usually our team’s forte. We didn’t play very well in the second, but we had a little collapse in the third period where they got two really quick and couldn’t get it back. They’re a good defensive hockey team. We knew that if we let ‘em back in the game it would be tough to win it. We just didn’t do a good enough job. Doughty, on Los Angeles having shots limited: They’re just a good defensive hockey club. We had troubles getting through the neutral zone, I think, and [...]

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