There wasn’t much of a post-game update on Dustin Brown, who played seven minutes and 12 seconds before leaving the game with what was announced in the press box as an upper-body injury. He did not play in the third period. Brown scored the Kings’ third goal in the 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers.
When asked after the game whether Brown would join the team on the upcoming three-game road trip to Philadelphia, Washington and Pittsburgh, Darryl Sutter responded that “We’re assuming he will,” and noted that the team is flying out immediately after the game.
The injury isn’t a head injury, according to Lisa Dillman of the LA Times:
As we said earlier, Brown upper-body injury. Will be evaluated. Not a head-related issue
— lisa dillman (@reallisa) March 22, 2014
This is likely old news for the longtime followers of the blog, but I’ll write this as a reminder – I can not report on things I see during team travel and in situations in which other reporters do not have access, so don’t expect to hear any Brown updates from the air.
Public service announcement over. Jeff Carter quotes, Florida quotes, zone entries, videos, postgame notes notes and a story on Jonathan Quick and Rogie Vachon will follow throughout the evening.
UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Elliott Teaford of the Daily News is reporting that Brown suffered a chest contusion in the second period against Florida.