Los Angeles, still battling for a playoff spot, has made life harder on itself with back-to-back losses on Saturday and Monday. The Kings will try to rebound Thursday versus Edmonton, but they might have to do so without the services of defenseman Andrej Sekera. The 28-year-old was hurt late in the second period of last night’s contest against Chicago.
“He fell on my leg, and I felt something went wrong, and that was the night for me,” Sekera told LA Kings Insider.
The Kings gave the Carolina Hurricanes a first-round draft pick and prospect Roland McKeown to acquire Sekera on Feb. 25. His presence has been a factor in Drew Doughty going from nearly 30 minutes per contest to an average of 27:26 minutes in March.
Sekera has a goal, four points, a plus-four rating, and has averaged 19:12 minutes per contest in 16 games with Los Angeles.
He’ll be evaluated today.