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Kings' Doughty placed on injured reserve

Oct. 25, 2010 at 7:38 PM

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has been placed on the injured reserve list, the team said Monday.

The Kings would only list "upper-body injury" as the reason for the move, but it comes after Doughty suffered an apparent concussion in the first period of Wednesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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NHL rules state that players suffering from concussions must experience two consecutive symptom-free days and undergo a cognitive skills test before being allowed to return.

Doughty, 20, is among the best young defensemen in the league. He was a finalist last season for the Norris Trophy, which is awarded to the league's top defenseman.

He had one point and 2 penalty minutes in five games this season.

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