Dustin Brown played only 7 minutes, 12 seconds in the Kings’ 4-0 rout of the Florida Panthers on Saturday at Staples Center. He didn’t play at all in the third period after suffering a chest contusion in the second. Brown’s status for the Kings’ trip to Philadelphia, Washington and Pittsburgh was uncertain. The team departed for Philly immediately after the game and is scheduled to practice there Sunday. The Kings play the Flyers on Monday.
Brown, who sat out two games recently because of a lower-body injury, played only 4:05 in the first period against the Panthers. He scored a second-period goal and then headed to the dressing room after he was injured. He did not re-appear on the bench and the team said he suffered an upper-body injury and would not return.