Earlier in the post season defensemen’s Robyn Regehr and Willie Mitchell for the los Angeles Kings were out due to injury. Willie Mitchell, lower body injury had been out since Game 6 of the first round but has already returned to the line-up in the Chicago series. Robyn Regehr on the other hand barely took the ice for practice for the first time since his injury in the Anaheim series.
Matt Greene and Jeff Schultz had stepped in for the two key defensemen’s. The Kings clearly did great with them since they have made it to the Western Conference Finals. After Mitchell’s return Schultz has been scratched from the line-up.
On May 22 lakingsinsider.com reported from Darryl Sutter, “No, Robyn’s not skating. When Robyn’s ready to skate, he’ll skate,” Sutter said. “It’s a knee injury, and obviously he’ll make that decision. If he could play on one leg, he would, and he showed it to us last year in the playoffs, and I’ve seen enough in his career, our third time together, that if there was a way to skate, he’d be playing.”
Well on May 25 Regehr joined a small group of players during an optional skate at Toyota Sports Center. It was his first time on the ice since Game 1 against the Anaheim Ducks where he suffered his injury.
The Kings are known to be a defensive team, after all they all the Jennings Trophy winner. Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin have dominated in offensive-defensemen play scoring key goals in not just the regular but post game season. Slava Voynov and Alec Martinez have been making smart plays, scoring goals, and defending impeccably as well. Matt Greene stepped up real nice in the post season after being a healthy scratch for many games in the regular season.
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