Frattin won’t join team on trip
Matt Frattin was held out of practice on Friday with what was described as “basically maintenance” by Darryl Sutter. He was scratched from Saturday’s overtime loss to Colorado with a lower-body injury, and will not travel with the team to Vancouver and San Jose this week.
“I was sort of surprised when he came in after the game, and he was sore. So we’ll leave him at home, and go from there,” Sutter said.
Asked to clarify, Sutter did just that.
“Well, he hasn’t skated for two days, so we travel tomorrow and play, and then travel and play, so it doesn’t make much sense. You’re way better off here.”
The 25-year-old Frattin, who was also described as a racehorse by Sutter on Friday, has two goals and six points in 22 games. He joins Jonathan Quick (groin), Trevor Lewis (lower body / IR), Jeff Carter (foot / IR) and Matt Greene (upper body / IR) amongst the Kings currently rehabilitating injuries.