The Los Angeles Kings have lost valuable forward Dwight King to foot surgery.
Kings coach Darryl Sutter announced the extent of King’s injury on Monday.
King is a two-time Stanley Cup champion who plays a valuable depth role for Los Angeles. He had 13 goals and 13 assists for the Kings last season.
He was slated to start at left wing on the Kings' third line this season but was hurt while blocking a shot in the Kings' final exhibition game. He still played the rest of that game.
Sutter said King is expected to be out for eight to 10 weeks.
King has 37 career NHL goals in 238 games with Los Angeles.