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Doughty leaves with injury, will miss 7-10 days

Saturday, 10.15.2011 / 8:14 PM / News

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

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Doughty leaves with injury, will miss 7-10 days
 Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was knocked out of Saturday's game with the Philadelphia Flyers after playing just two shifts with what the club is calling an upper-body injury

PHILADELPHIA -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was knocked out of Saturday's game with the Philadelphia Flyers after playing just two shifts with what the club is calling an upper-body injury.

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.

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