Kings' Brown: Torn Knee Ligament: Dustin Brown played through a torn PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) which he suffered in Game 6 of the series against San Jose, reports ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. (Updated 6/8/13)
Knee - (Updated - 6/9/13)
That explains his struggles -- he didn't get a point after the injury. He did manage to lay 21 hits in five games against Chicago, though, so at least he was contributing something. He'll need surgery and rehab this offseason; a timetable for his return will come. (Updated 6/8/13).
06/04/2013 23:55 Kings protect home ice, cut Blackhawks' lead to 2-1
Slava Voynov had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 19 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1.
Dustin Brown saw a dip in his regular-season numbers (22 goals and 32 assists in 82 games) thanks to a sluggish start, but turned his game up a notch as the season came to a close (8 goals and 15 assists in his last 21 games). And he was an integral part of the Kings' Cup run, scoring eight goals and adding 12 assists in 20 games. He's a remarkably consistent and healthy player, but may never have the breakout offensive season many were expecting. He'll be back in a top-six role again for the Kings. (Updated 8/14/12)