Kings put Doughty on IR, recall Voynov
The Los Angeles Kings have placed defenseman Drew Doughty on the injured list because of an undisclosed upper body injury sustained at Philadelphia.
The Kings also recalled defenseman Slava Voynov from their AHL affiliate in Manchester on Sunday.
Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo leveled Doughty with a shoulder-to-chest hit just 24 seconds into Los Angeles’ 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday night. After the game, the Kings said Doughty would be out for at least a week.
Doughty signed an eight-year, $56 million contract last month, putting the 21-year-old player among the NHL’s highest-paid defensemen. He was a Norris Trophy finalist in 2010.