LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings defenseman Richard Petiot underwent successful surgery on his right knee, it was announced by Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi.
Petiot, 24, suffered a sprained knee on September 9 during a Kings game as part of the 2006 Pacific Division Shootout rookie tournament. He was placed on the injured reserve list by the Kings on October 3 as the club set its 23-man roster.
The 6-2, 190-pound native of Daysland, Alberta, made his NHL debut last season and played in two games with the Kings. He also played in 63 regular season games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, where he had 14 points (4-10-=14) and 52 penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (116th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
The Kings begin the regular season this Friday, October 6, at the Honda Center in Anaheim at 7 p.m. before beginning a six-game homestand at STAPLES Center starting on Saturday, October 7, versus St. Louis at STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m. Following the home opener, the New York Islanders (October 10), Dallas (October 12 and 14), Detroit (October 16) and Minnesota (October 18) travel to Los Angeles to conclude the homestand.
In addition, the Kings on Friday will hold their pre-game morning skate at the Honda Center beginning at 11:30 a.m., and the Kings are scheduled to skate on Saturday morning at STAPLES Center at 10 a.m.