Report: Kings center Anze Kopitar unlikely to play Tuesday vs. Flyers

Tuesday October 28th, 2014

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar is unlikely to play Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers because of an upper body injury, Lisa Dillman of The Los Angeles Times reports.

Kopitar was injured during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and coach Darryl Sutter said the team will be cautious in how it handles the injury.

“Nothing serious but gonna be careful too,” Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said by email Monday morning.

While he might not play against the Flyers, Kopitar is traveling with the team during its five-game road trip.

In eight games this season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, Kopitar has two goals and one assist. He led the team last year with 70 points during the regular season and 26 points in the playoffs.

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Centers Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli lead the team with 12 points each this season.

The Kings have started the season 6-1-1 and are in second place in the Pacific Division. They play at the Flyers on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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