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Los Angeles Kings lose Drew Doughty for eight weeks, Sean Walker for season

Oct 22, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) lies on the ice after getting injured on a hit by Dallas Stars defenseman Jani Hakanpaa (not pictured) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) lies on the ice after getting injured on a hit by Dallas Stars defenseman Jani Hakanpaa (not pictured) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings will miss eight weeks and fellow defenseman Sean Walker will miss the rest of the season due to knee injuries, the team announced on Wednesday.

Doughty has a large bruise on the top of his right tibia, according to general manager Rob Blake. Walker tore the ACL and MCL ligaments in his right knee and will undergo surgery, the team stated.

Doughty, 31, was injured on Oct. 22 against the Dallas Stars when he was the recipient of a knee-to-knee hit from Dallas’ Jani Hakanpaa.

The team said Doughty should be able to resume skating in about six weeks.

Doughty had one goal and six assists in four games this season. The five-time All-Star has 126 goals and 417 assists in 14 seasons, all with the Kings.

Walker was injured during Monday’s game against the St. Louis Blues. He had two assists in six games this season.

Walker, 26, has 13 goals and 41 assists in 162 games over four seasons with the Kings.

–Field Level Media