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September 15, 2011 4:41 pm

Doughty not expected Friday

The Kings will hold their pre-training camp physicals tomorrow morning, but it’s likely that they will be one player short. As the world knows, Drew Doughty remains without a contract. Unless a deal is reached tonight, Doughty is not expected to be in Los Angeles tomorrow. Dean Lombardi declined, for a third consecutive day, to comment about negotiations or Doughty’s possible holdout. The Kings presented their latest offer to Doughty and his representatives on Tuesday and talks have been ongoing. The Kings, by all indications, are staying with their internal pledge to not give Doughty more than $6.8 million a year on a long-term contract.

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