Kings winger Dustin Brown acknowledged playing the Western Conference finals with a torn knee ligament. He said he was hurt in a collision with Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Kings’ second-round victory. Surgery isn’t necessary, but Brown will need rest and time in order to be sound again before training camp.
“They say rest and it’ll take four to six weeks,” Brown said. “I’m not sure. Myself, I’m not going to six four to six weeks. I’m not going to push it. It’s one of those things I can’t re-injure it walking down the street. I wore a brace and I’ll probably continue to wear it.
Brown then detailed how he was injured.
“My first shift, five-on-five in San Jose in Game 6. I hit Boyle. It was a nothing play. I saw it on video. I continued to play the shift. I knew something was wrong, but I kept on playing. He was coming around the net, the corner, and Lewie (Trevor Lewis) kind of had an angle, and I came kind of down on that angle. I think my knee just kind of hit his thigh and he’s a little smaller than me, so it was just the way it hit. It did what it needed to do, I guess.”