Doughty passed the league's concussion protocol and returned to Tuesday's game against the Oilers, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. The Oilers' Patrick Maroon was handed a five-minute major for the hit that injured Doughty, and the Kings capitalized by scoring three times with the man advantage. With Doughty back in the game, he'll return to his normal spot on the top defensive rotation and power-play unit.
Doughty left Tuesday's game after taking a hit to the head from Edmonton's Patrick Maroon, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Doughty looked dazed after getting up from this hit, and Maroon was issued a five-minute major and a match penalty as a result. Doughty has seven goals and 22 assists through 39 games, but he's been shadowing the Oilers' Connor McDavid all night, which is where he'll be missed most. If Doughty doesn't return, his next chance to enter the lineup will be Thursday against the Flames.
Doughty scored the game-winning goal Saturday against the Canucks. Doughty struck early in the third period to break a 3-3 deadlock and help the Kings end a two-game losing skid. The stud blueliner had a multi-point effort the previous game against Vegas and came through in the clutch Saturday in 30:58 of ice time. Doughty has racked up 29 points (seven goals) in 39 games this season and continues to log monstrous minutes in all situations. You can't do much better on the back end.
Doughty scored his sixth goal of the season and added a helper in Thursday's overtime loss to the Golden Knights. The Kings fell victim to a red-hot Vegas squad, but Doughty turned in an impressive fantasy showing, recording a plus-2 rating, five shots on goal and two PIM in 27:30 of ice time. The workhorse blueliner has been excellent this season, managing 20 points and a plus-20 rating through 38 games. His offensive talent and frequency of his production are better than what most forwards offer, making him a must-own fantasy blueliner.
Doughty scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist during Thursday's 4-3 triumph over Ottawa. The visitors came into overtime on a high note after Ryan Dzingel tied the game with 10 seconds to play, but Doughty quickly gave the home crowd something to cheer about by ending the contest 32 seconds into the extra session. Doughty's five points in the last two games give him 24 in 30 appearances this season, and the 2016 Norris Trophy winner also has a splendid plus-15 rating.
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