Is Dustin Brown a robo-captain? - LA Kings Insider

As noted earlier, most of the Kings didn’t go on the ice this morning, as they held an off-ice workout and got treatment in El Segundo. Before long, the Kings might have to hire a trainer specifically for Dustin Brown. Seeing Brown with ice packs taped to various parts of his body is nothing new after games, but at this point Brown might just need an ice suit. In Game 2 last night alone, Brown took the infamous whack to the back of the leg from Mike Smith, and also went head-first into the end boards courtesy of Martin Hanzal. Typically, he was back on the ice within a couple minutes both times. Brown’s toughness has been no secret over the years, but Dustin Penner and Jarret Stoll both had good comments today about Brown’s resiliency…

PENNER: “It’s almost comical to watch, because you think he runs on batteries sometimes. He just keeps on going. You can knock him down but you can’t keep him down. He takes a lot of punishment because he gives it out. He’s been that type of leader all year, not just last game or the last series.’’

STOLL: “I was a little shocked how quick he did get up, from how it looked. It was a pretty dangerous play. He was vulnerable. Brownie was going to get the puck. He’s got to get that puck, and he was in a tough situation. But Brownie is a tough guy. He will be getting some work done on the old neck today, I’m sure, but he will be back and ready for Game 3.’’

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