Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said the injury was not a head injury but will sideline Doughty for 7-10 days.
On the game's first shift, Doughty was hit hard by Flyers rookie forward Zac Rinaldo while skating through the Philadelphia zone. The hit occurred just 24 seconds into the game, and precipitated a fight between Rinaldo and the Kings' Dustin Penner.
Doughty left the ice under his own power, but played just one more shift totaling 1:10 the remainder of the period. He left the bench during the period.
He entered the game fourth in the League in average ice time per game at 27:33 in three games.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threatening illness