Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said Friday he didn’t know if he would play in Saturday’s regular-season finale against the Ducks at Staples Center. He’s been sidelined by an apparent shoulder injury since the Kings’ loss April 3 to the San Jose Sharks. Doughty said it would be up to Kings coach Darryl Sutter to decide whether the veteran defenseman plays against the Ducks.
“I’m ready to go whenever,” Doughty said after participating in an optional skate with defenseman Andrew Campbell, forward Tanner Pearson and goalie Jonathan Quick. “I wouldn’t mind getting one in (before the playoffs), but at the same time, it’s not really, I guess, necessary. I’ll be ready for the first game of the playoffs no matter what happens. It’s up to them (the coaches). I’m ready to go whenever.”