Doughty appeared to hurt his left shoulder while delivering a check to Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy. He played 5:21 in five shifts but did not see the ice after 8:42 of the period. The Kings announced midway through the second period that Doughty would not return.
"He didn't feel good enough to come back," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said after the 2-1 loss.
Sutter had no update on Doughty's condition after the game, but the Kings said the defenseman will travel with the club for its game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18