Concealing injuries has been an NHL playoff tradition for as long as there have been postseason beards. Darryl Sutter hid an injury from the Kings players for all of last season plus the playoffs before revealing last June that he underwent a double-hernia operation performed by a robot. The coach made the announcement during a television interview. “You know how much I don’t like guys playing if they’re half injured,” Sutter said Thursday, on the opening day of training camp. “Quite honest, I’d rather they didn’t know I was hurt.”
Sutter said he was 100 percent.
“I’m good,” he said. “It feels good to feel good again. It took a while.”