Defenseman Robyn Regehr hasn’t played since suffering an unspecified knee injury in Game 1 of the Kings’ second-round playoff series against the Ducks. He missed the next six games of that series, plus all seven games of the Western Conference finals, plus Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Regehr is expected to make his return to the Kings’ lineup for Game 2 today at Staples Center, however. Regehr was cleared to resume taking contact earlier in the week, but Kings coach Darryl Sutter scratched him for a 3-2 overtime victory Wednesday. The waiting is over, however.
“He’ll probably play tomorrow,” Sutter said Friday.
Regehr is likely to replace Matt Greene in the Kings’ lineup.
“It’s a coach’s decision,” Regehr said. “I have no idea. If you look at the previous two (games), we’ve won the last two with the same lineup. That’s what I’m expecting. My job right now is just to work and be ready as much as I can. If I get the call, then go out and play my game.”