Hockey ops source: Brodzinski recently had wrist surgery - LA Kings Insider

Reign forward Jonny Brodzinski recently had surgery to repair a broken bone in his wrist, a Kings hockey operations source said on Sunday.

No timetable was provided for a possible return as the Reign are in the midst of the Western Conference Finals against Lake Erie.

Brodzinski, who will turn 23 in June, has not played since April 29, the date of the final game of the Reign’s first round series against San Jose. He has two goals and one assist in four playoff games.

A fifth round pick by the Kings at No. 148 overall in the 2013 draft, Brodzinski enjoyed a fine first pro season with the Reign, totaling 15 goals and 13 assists and a plus-11 rating in 65 games after being held without a goal in his first 17 contests. The Minnesota native was skating in practice heading into last Friday’s Game 4 against San Diego but said after practice on Wednesday that he was scheduled to visit with doctors. He did not take warmups on Friday.

Head coach Mike Stothers said before the postseason began that Brodzinski could be a “bonus,” and he was as he was tied for the team lead in goals (2) with Kurtis MacDermid and Nic Dowd after the first round.

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Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.