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March 16, 2014 1:10 pm

Brown dealing with minor issue

Following the Kings’ practice Sunday morning at Toyota Sports Center, reporters learned that Dustin Brown, while recovering from an illness that also kept Jonathan Quick away from the team’s facility for the last two days, is also battling through a minor lower-body injury suffered earlier in the week.

Noted by the team’s hockey operations on Friday that Brown’s absence from practice was due to “more maintenance than anything,” the news confirms earlier reports by The Fourth Period that Brown’s absence wasn’t due solely to illness.

Brown did not practice on Sunday, though Quick did. At this point, it appears unlikely that Los Angeles’ captain will play against the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday at Staples Center. His availability for Thursday’s home game against Washington will be determined later in the week.

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