Christian Ehrhoff earned an assist Saturday, setting up the Los Angeles Kings ' 3-2 comeback win against Chicago.
Ehrhoff has struggled since moving to Los Angeles in the offseason. The defenseman missed four of his last 10 games and has seen his average ice time drop to 16:20, compared to 21:46 last season. In addition to a reduction in ice time, the 33-year-old has a plus-minus of minus-6, second worst on the team. Despite his struggles, however, Ehrhoff is tied with Drew Doughty for the lead on the Kings' blue line in power-play points.
Christian Ehrhoff (neck) suited up for Monday's game against the Blackhawks, according to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register.
Ehrhoff left the Los Angeles Kings ' last game Saturday with the injury, but he was able to return to action Monday night. After failing to tally a point in the Kings' first five games of the season, Ehrhoff notched three assists in the five games leading up to Monday's contest.
Christian Ehrhoff practiced Sunday and expects to play Monday against Chicago, LA Los Angeles Kings Insider Jon Rosen reports.
After dealing with multiple injuries since leaving Vancouver following the 2010-11 season, Ehrhoff has yet to replicate his offensive production as a Canuck. However, with his big shot from the point, Ehrhoff continues to average 2:39 of power play time on ice per game, maintaining the possibility for him to score around 30 points this season.
Christian Ehrhoff exited Saturday's game against the Predators with an upper-body injury and is not expected to return, Jon Rosen of LA Los Angeles Kings Insider reports.
Ehrhoff suffered the injury after taking a hard, and somewhat questionable, hit from Nashville's Mike Ribeiro behind the net. The Kings should provide an update on the blueliner's status once they have an opportunity to evaluate him further, but his status for Monday's tilt against the Blackhawks is up in the air at this point in time.
Ehroff missed all 11 of his shots and has a minus-5 rating to show so far for the Los Angeles Kings since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
During the free agency period in the offseason, Ehroff left Pittsburgh to join the Kings. This change of pace may explain why he's been unproductive this season, but the defenseman is averaging 18 minutes on ice since the start of the season, which is plenty of time to show his worth. However, it's still early and Ehroff is a solid player with potential to improve in the season ahead.