Kings D Regehr's Game 1 return from knee injury still uncertain
JUN 04, 2014 1:39p ET
The veteran blue liner has been out since May 3, missing 13 games after injuring his knee in the second-round series opener in Anaheim.
According to a Wednesday Twitter post from FOX Sports 1's Julie Stewart-Binks, Kings coach Darryl Sutter made the following statement regarding Regehr's status:
"He's getting closer. We probably wouldn't play him tonight." Daryl Sutter on Regehr.— Julie Stewart-Binks (@JSB_FOX) June 4, 2014
“I feel ready,” Regehr said Wednesday, according to LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen. “It just comes down to a coach’s decision, what they want to do with the lineup."
Rosen reports that it's doubtful Regehr will push for substitutions, given the team's recent success.
“I don’t think that that’s really necessary,” Regehr told LAKI. “It’s a matter of what kind of lineup Darryl wants to go with, and I think it’ll probably be the same one that we had last game, seeing that the guys played well and won a big Game 7 in Chicago."
Regehr has played eight games this postseason, recording two assists and logging an average of 17:11 minutes of ice time per game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.