Drew Doughty back in the lineup against Tampa Bay

Updated: November 4, 2010 at 11:15 am by Reggie Yinger

Drew Doughty will be back in the lineup and back to 100 percent tonight.  Expect him to play in all situations.  For the updated lines, click here.

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Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider reports that star defenseman Drew Doughty has passed his baseline tests and is clear to play.  For now we can only assume he will be in the Kings’ lineup on Thursday, when the team hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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UPDATE 10/30/10 @4:50 PMRich Hammond of LA Kings Insider writes that Doughty skated at the end of practice today, but will not play tonight against the New Jersey Devils.  Doughty, who has missed six consecutive games due to concussion symptoms, hopes to play in the Kings game which is on Thursday at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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UPDATE 10/28/10 @ 11:00 AM – According to multiple reports, the upper-body injury that Doughty suffered is related to a concussion.  Doughty is currently in Los Angeles skating on his own and did not travel with the team on their five game road trip.

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UPDATE 10/21/10 @ 4:05 PMAccording to Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, Doughty is now expected to miss “at least a week” with his upper-body injury.  This is disappointing news for the Kings’ offense and fantasy owners everywhere. Be sure to adjust your lineup accordingly.

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Sportnet’s John Shannon confirms that Drew Doughty will miss tonight’s contest between the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes.  He did not travel with the team to Arizona, but expects to rejoin them at some point during their five game road trip.

Doughty is listed as day-to-day after exiting last night’s game with an upper-body injury.  Doughty received a hit from Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole during the second period and would not return to the game.

The 20-year old defenseman has logged an average of 20:52 of ice time per game this season while collecting just one point over his first five games.

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