Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell suffered an undisclosed lower-body injury during the first period, the team said, and was not expected to return to Thursday’s game. Mitchell played only one shift in the first period.
Also, Mike Richards has not been on the ice or bench since the start of the third period. No update on Richards’ status has yet been provided. Richards did not return after a hit late in the second period that led to Sean Bergenheim’s roughing penalty.