The Kings have placed forward Trevor Lewis on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
The move is retroactive to Feb. 9.
Lewis was injured when he slammed back and shoulder first into the boards behind the opposing net at the Florida Panthers last Friday. Panthers forward Jared McCann hit Lewis, which sent the Kings forward tumbling.
McCann hit on Trevor Lewis: pic.twitter.com/sm584LNncV
— Cats On The Prowl (@Cats0ntheprowl) February 10, 2018
No other roster moves were announced by the Kings in conjunction with Lewis being placed on IR.
At Tuesday’s morning skate, Kings Coach John Stevens said Lewis wouldn’t be out for a long time, but he probably wouldn’t come back in the short-term.
Lewis left the trip Saturday to be further evaluated by team doctors.
“If I had to term it, I don’t think he’s day-to-day, he’s a little longer than that. I wouldn’t consider him long-term but I wouldn’t consider him day-to-day either,” Stevens said.
Lewis is a do-it-all forward for the Kings and has already accrued a career-high 13 goals. He also is one of the team’s top penalty killing forwards, averaging 1:51 per-game shorthanded.
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