The Kings announced that Dustin Brown underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder on Thursday, and that Trevor Lewis underwent successful surgery on his right hand on Tuesday.
Both Brown and Lewis are expected to make full recoveries prior to the start of training camp.
Brown, 33, appeared in 81 games in 2017-18, posting 28 goals and a career-high 61 points. The one game he missed was due to a one-game suspension at Carolina on February 13. Now 33, he has been a model of durability in his career. Since his 19-year-old, 31-game rookie season of 2003-04, he hasn’t missed more than four games in any season and has appeared in all 82 games five times. For what it’s worth, he missed two games because of a shoulder injury as recently as 2016-17, when he missed back-to-back December games in Boston and Columbus.
Lewis, 31, missed a career-high 14 games due to injury but posted career-highs with 14 goals and 26 points in 68 games. 12 of the games he missed were due to an upper-body injury sustained in a heavy collision with Jared McCann during a win in Florida on February 10, though his hand surgery was more closely related to the injury he suffered in the first period during the overtime win at Minnesota on March 19 that caused him to miss games at Winnipeg and Colorado.
This follows the injury news shared last week that Derek Forbort missed the end of the regular season and all four playoff games due to a sprained MCL, and that Jake Muzzin returned in Game 3 against Vegas from a shoulder separation after missing three weeks of action.
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