LA Kings to be without key forward for 'months'

Published October 15, 2023 at 11:11

The start of every new season brings with it a renewed sense of hope and optimism for teams around the NHL. Unfortunately that hope can be dashed early when injury bug bites. For the LA Kings the injury bug has already made its way into their locker rooms.

According to Austin Stanovich of The Hockey News, Kings forward Viktor Arvidsson will be out long-term after sustaining an injury on the first day of the regular season in practice.

Originally the injury was believed to be week-to-week, now Arvidsson is expected to miss months due to a back injury. It's unclear whether or not his injury will require surgery at this time.

Arvidsson, 30, played 77 games for the Kings last season scoring 26 goals and adding 33 assists for a total of 59 points.

This is a tough break for the Kings no doubt as they'll lose a large part of their offence for some time. Hopefully for Arvidsson and Los Angeles he'll be able to return sooner rather than later.
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LA Kings to be without key forward for 'months'

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