Los Angeles Kings’ Dwight King out 8 to 10 weeks

Los Angeles will be without Dwight King, one of their big forwards, for the next 8-10 weeks.
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The Los Angeles Kings haven’t had a great start to the season. 

They lost their two first games to the San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes by a combined score of 9-2.

Now, matters have gotten worse with the latest news on Dwight King: He’ll be out for eight to 10 weeks following surgery to fix a broken bone in his foot.

The 26-year-old, who finished with 13 goals and 13 assists in 81 games last year, injured his foot in the preseason after blocking a shot.

At 6-foot-4, King provides the Kings with a scoring option among the bottom-six forwards. The power forward also provides a lot of physicality, which helps in the big Pacific Division.

Over the last three seasons, King has been a staple in the Kings’ lineup. King has been out of the lineup for just six total games in the last two years.

King is signed through the 2016-17 season at a $1.95 cap hit.

Los Angeles continue their season against the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night.