Kings left wing Dustin Brown skated with his teammates during Wednesday’s practice, his first full-speed workout with them since he hurt his hamstring on the opening day of training camp Sept. 12. Brown won’t play in Friday’s exhibition against the New York Rangers in Las Vegas, according to Kings coach Darryl Sutter. It’s unclear whether he will play in Saturday’s exhibition finale against the Colorado Avalanche in Las Vegas.
Brown skated with assistant coach Davis Payne after Monday’s practice and then with the scratched players after Tuesday’s morning skate. He said earlier in the week he was injured during a one-on-one drill during the opening day of camp. Earlier in the week, Sutter suggested Brown’s participation in the season-opening game Oct. 3 against the Minnesota Wild was in jeopardy if the team captain didn’t play in any exhibition games.
“We’ll see how he does the next two days,” Sutter said Wednesday. “He doesn’t feel it. It’s not bothering him at all. It’s not so much that. He hasn’t had any contact (with opposing players) since June. We’ll just kind of gauge it.”