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Kings Activate Drew Doughty And Scott Parse From Injured Reserve

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated both defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Scott Parse from the injured list, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Doughty, 20, suffered an upper-body injury Oct. 20 vs. Carolina and has missed the last six Kings games. He has one point (an assist), six penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in five games this season. Last season the 6-0, 212-pound native of London, Ontario was a finalist for the Norris Trophy and named a Second-Team NHL All-Star as he recorded 59 points (16-43=59) and 54 penalty minutes in all 82 regular season games. Among NHL defensemen last season he ranked: third in points, tied for second in goals, tied for fifth in assists, tied for second in power-play goals (9), second in power-play points (31), tied for fifth in power-play assists (22) and first in game-winning goals (5).

Parse, 26, suffered a lower-body injury during training camp and has missed all 11 Kings games so far this season. Last season the 5-11, 188-pound native of Portage, Michigan had 24 points (11-13=24) and 22 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games. He was tied for 10th among NHL rookies in goals and tied for second among league freshman (first among forwards) with a plus-13 rating.

The Kings (8-3-0), tied for most points in the NHL, continue their five-game homestand tonight (Thursday) against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FS West, KTLK 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. The homestand will also feature the Nashville Predators on Saturday (7 p.m. start – Ch. 13), Dallas Stars on Thursday, Nov. 11 (7:30 p.m. start- FS West) and New York Islanders on Saturday, Nov. 13 (7:30 p.m. start – FS West)

TIP A KING 2010 takes place on November 7 at Nokia Plaza at LA Live and ESPN Zone -- for all information visit www.lakings.com/tipaking.

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