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.
Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.
— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com