The Kings are ready to welcome Drew Doughty back into their line-up on Saturday night against the Coyotes, when they travel to the desert. Doughty has been out with a shoulder problem and is only a few days late from his projected 10-day absence, which was suggested a couple of weeks ago.
Any help is good help for Ryan M., who has desperately missed Doughty and his offensive potential. The last couple of weeks saw some pretty poor numbers in the weekly gains, but with Doughty back in the line-up for the Kings, he might be able to finally start lifting himself out of the basement.
The Nashville Predators are expecting Martin Erat back in their line-up after missing the last three weeks with an upper-body injury, as they take on the Anaheim Ducks at home. Erat was injured on opening night and was initially thought to be out for only a week, but one week quickly turned into three and here we are upon his return.
This return couldn't have come at a better time, as Chris M., who has him in the pool, is mired in a tie for the Basement Dweller position in Week Four, with only 6 points to his name through Friday's action. Another body in the line-up will go a long way to help that out.