Several Kings players missed time due to injury during the 2021 NHL season. GM Rob Blake provided the latest updates as part of a media call on Tuesday:
Blake Lizotte suffered an AC sprain, that’s why he missed the remainder of the season and it didn’t allow him to go over to the World Championships [with Team USA]. He’s progressing.
Dustin Brown had an upper body injury that nagged him throughout the season. He’s a pretty tough player to be able to play through a lot of that. It got to a point where the doctors recommended he not play down the stretch. It was against what he wanted to do. It’s a nonsurgical repair; it will require time to rehab and heal.
Jonathan Quick was out with a rib injury from that game in Arizona that kept him out throughout the season. He will be going in for shoulder surgery tomorrow that was from wear-and-tear over the years. He’ll have that repaired and fully expect him back.
The other player that was out an extraordinary amount of time, but more in the American League, was Tyler Madden. He suffered a broken collarbone that required surgery in the early part of the year. He’s come back and played the past two games in Tucson. It was nice to see him getting back in the line up. But that was the injury that kept him up for the majority of this season.
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