Drew Doughty 8 | Defense

Los Angeles Kings

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Doughty (upper body) is practicing fully and has declared himself ready to play Wednesday against the Sharks, LA Kings Insider's Jon Rosen reports. "I know I'm good to go," Doughty said. "I don't need [battle drills] to test my strength or anything like that." Impact: With coach Darryl Sutter echoing Doughty's sentiments in declaring his team "100 percent" healthy, it's safe to assume the defenseman will be available for his usual minutes in Game 1. He last played April 3 after suffering an upper-body injury in a game against the Sharks, of all teams. Doughty finished the 2013-14 season with 10 goals, 27 assists and a plus-18 rating over 78 games.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Doughty (upper body) could return for Saturday's game against the Ducks, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports. Impact: Doughty has missed the last three games, but there is a chance he could return for the Kings' season finale Saturday. A decision on whether or not he plays will ultimately be made by head coach Darryl Sutter.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Doughty (upper body) remained on the ice for extra work Wednesday, suggesting that he'll likely sit out the team's evening tilt against the Flames, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Impact: We'll await confirmation of Doughty's Wednesday status, but with the playoffs around the corner, it wouldn't surprise us if the Kings played it safe with the blueliner, with the postseason in mind.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Doughty (upper body) is traveling with the team, but his status for Wednesday's game is still uncertain, LA Kings Insider reports. Impact: The Kings play on back-to-back nights starting Wednesday, but Doughty's status remains uncertain. The Kings have very little to play for in the final three games of the regular season, so don't be alarmed if Doughty is kept on the shelf until the playoffs as a precaution.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Doughty (upper body) didn't participate fully in Monday's practice, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports. Impact: The Kings haven't commented on Doughty's status for the remaining three regular-season games, but it wouldn't be surprise if he sat out, as the team's playoff spot in the Western Conference is more or less solidified. Doughty will be reassessed during Wednesday's morning skate before the team determines whether he can play later that night against the Flames.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Doughty (upper body) did not play Saturday, but remains day-to-day, reports LA Kings Insider. Impact: The Kings don't play again until Wednesday, so it wasn't surprising to see them rest Doughty for another game to make sure he's healthy. Look for them to be cautious with Doughty, with an eye toward having him ready for the playoffs.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Doughty (upper body) did not take part in Saturday's morning skate, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Impact: Doughty hasn't officially been ruled out for Saturday's game, but he's not a good bet to play. While his injury isn't thought to be particularly serious, the Kings have minimal incentive to rush their best blueliner back.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Doughty (upper body) didn't practice Friday but has not been ruled out for Saturday's game, the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: It would seem unlikely that Doughty is able to lace up the skates Saturday given that the Kings have already clinched a playoff spot, but he's still traveling with the team. Consider him day-to-day but don't be alarmed if the Kings decide to take extra caution here.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Kings coach Daryl Sutter said Friday that Doughty's upper-body injury is not serious, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Impact: Sutter's comment is encouraging, but it sounds like the team is still gathering information, as LA Kings Insider's Jon Rosen said the Kings are "guardedly optimistic" that the injury will not be long-term. The star defenseman apparently did not see a doctor Friday, and while the early signs are encouraging, the Kings are essentially locked into the No. 6 seed and thus have no reason to rush Doughty back.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Doughty left Thursday's game in the first period with an apparent upper-body injury, according to NBC Sports Network's game broadcast. Impact: Doughty appeared to hurt his left shoulder, but the Kings have yet to provide any information on the injury. If at all serious, this could be a massive loss for the Kings. Doughty did not come out for the second period, indicating that he's unlikely to return.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Doughty scored up his 10th goal of the season on a power play against Phoenix on Wednesday. Impact: Doughty has struggled at times since the Olympic break, with just six points in 16 games and just three points in his last 10. He has just three points on the power play since the start of February.(RotoWire, )
Drew Doughty
2013-14 Season
G
10
A
27
PTS
37
+/-
18
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 213  Age: 24
Born: 12/8/1989, London, Ontario
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 1
(2nd overall by the Kings)
Injury Status
No Current Injury