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Doughty to undergo further testing on knee, out vs. Blues

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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is unavailable for Saturday's clash with the St. Louis Blues, head coach Todd McLellan confirmed to team insider Zach Dooley.

Doughty was injured Friday night after a knee-on-knee collision with Dallas Stars defenseman Jani Hakanpaa. Doughty left the game and didn't return, while Hakanpaa was assessed a major penalty and ejected.

The early diagnosis on Doughty indicates he avoided ligament damage, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The star blue-liner will undergo further testing when the club returns to Los Angeles.

Hakanpaa won't be disciplined for the hit, per Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News.

Doughty, 31, has seven points through four games in his 14th season with the Kings.

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