In regards to Dustin Brown’s absence from Los Angeles’ practice today, Darryl Sutter responded affirmatively when asked if the Kings’ captain missed today’s practice because he was sick.
That was contradicted by a report this afternoon from The Fourth Period’s Dennis Bernstein.
Hearing Kings Dustin Brown likely to miss tomorrow v Ducks due to injury. Could be longer. @TFP
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) March 14, 2014
Brown received 10:12 of ice time in Thursday’s loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
From a Kings source, LA Kings Insider learned that Brown missed today’s practice due to “more maintenance than anything.”
The Kings won’t be particularly inclined to provide additional information on Brown’s absence in advance of tomorrow night’s game against Anaheim, and it is possible that updates on Brown’s availability may not be available until tomorrow morning. But it does appear as though the forward’s absence may be more complicated than simply an illness.