According to Helene Elliott. Click on the L.A. Times link at the end for the rest.
Prized defenseman Drew Doughty, who has not played since suffering a concussion Oct. 20, was ruled out of the Kings’ game against the New Jersey Devils Saturday at Staples Center because skipping it gives him more time to be sure of his fitness before the Kings’ subsequent game, also at home, against Tampa Bay next Thursday.
The Kings had initially hoped the Norris trophy runnerup would be able to return tonight in Dallas against the Stars. However, General Manager Dean Lombardi said Doughty felt some concussion symptoms at least twice while skating in Los Angeles and his return was pushed back.
Coach Terry Murray said he, Lombardi and the coaching staff discussed a timetable for Doughty and determined that keeping the 20-year-old defenseman out of Saturday’s game would be their best course.
“Are we doing the right thing by just saying, ‘Look, take one more game off?’ ” Murray said. “It gives us like five days of practice and just get through it and get ready for the following game.
“And I agree. We all agreed that that’s the right thing to do.”
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