The Chicago Blackhawks will be without third-leading scorer Marian Hossa when they play the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday in a battle of the top two Western Conference teams, coach Joel Quenneville told reporters following the morning skate.
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar left the game in the third period Thursday night with an upper-body injury after he was checked head-first into the boards by Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow at Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Kings are expected to be without leading goal scorer Mike Richards and veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell for several games after both left a 2-1 victory Thursday night against the visiting Florida Panthers with injures.
The Kings announced Monday afternoon that second-year defenseman Alec Martinez was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury suffered Saturday night in a 5-2 victory against the visiting Wild.
Willie Mitchell and Alexei Ponikarovsky, both key offseason acquisitions by the Los Angeles Kings, will each miss significant playing time after suffering injuries Saturday night against Nashville, the team confirmed Monday.