October 17, 2011 5:20 pm

Can Kings win again without Doughty?

Drew Doughty is out of the Kings’ lineup, and if this all seems a little familiar, it should. Last season, Doughty suffered a concussion during the fifth game of the season and was sidelined for two weeks. This season, Doughty got hurt in the fourth game of the season and is expected to miss 7-10 days. The Kings will be pleased if the comparison holds up going forward. Last season, the Kings went 4-2-0 when Doughty was sidelined early, but Matt Greene cautioned against excessive optimism this time around…

GREENE: “You never want to compare. Last year was different. It’s a different team and different circumstances, with the schedule and everything. We’re just going to be doing everything we can to get points right now. You talk to anybody, and nobody is happy that he’s out of the lineup. We want him back as fast as possible, because he is such a big part of our team. We’ll try to stop the bleeding while he’s gone, but we want him back as soon as he can.’’

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