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First Round Pick Gabriel Vilardi to Miss Rookie Camp and Training Camp

LA Kings announce No. 11 pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will be sidelined due to injury

by LA Kings @LAKings /

LA Kings forward Gabriel Vilardi, the club's first round selection (11th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, is expected to miss the club's upcoming Rookie Camp and Training Camp due to injury.

Vilardi will miss all on-ice action due to a back sprain. He will continue to be evaluated as he progresses through his rehabilitation program. No timetable has been set for his return and the Kings will provide additional updates as his status changes.

"Gabe has already begun his rehabilitation and continues to work hard," said Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake. "The injury is something that flared up throughout the summer."

Full details regarding the Kings' 2017 Rookie Camp, including the roster, were announced earlier today.

In addition to the Rookie Camp, the Kings will host two Rookie Games against the Vegas Golden Knights at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo on September 12 and 13 to conclude the camp.

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