This weekend the Los Angeles Kings will play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, but they have opted to rest one of their top forwards for the weekend due to injury.
Dustin Brown (Aaron) will sit both games due to a shoulder injury he sustained in Wednesday's game against the Red Wings. The Kings coaching staff say that Brown would be capable of going this weekend, but they thought it was best for him to sit as none of these games are playoff games and they'd rather have him get back to 100% if it only takes a couple of games.
The Kings haven't been winning at all in their last five games and they are 2-7-1 in their last 10, so hopefully with someone that's 100% in Brown's place, they may be able to pot a goal or more on top of their current production, despite Brown being one of the two goal scorers against Detroit on Wednesday.
Returning from injury on Friday night should be Ladislav Nagy (Benson). Nagy, who the Sherpa initially understood was out as a healthy scratch, was just informed that he was out with a hip flexor injury. Nagy will fill the gap that Brown leaves behind and will hopefully increase his production to help the team get out of it's funk.
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