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Doughty (upper body) listed as day-to-day

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings looks on during the third period of Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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L.A. defenseman Drew Doughty was kept off ice on Friday due to an upper-body injury that occurred during training, the club announced.

Per assistant general manager Rob Blake, Doughty is currently listed as day-to-day.

It’s unclear exactly how the injury occurred. Doughty was skating as recently as Wednesday, so it’s possible keeping him away from team activities is a precautionary measure. The Kings are heavily reliant on the 24-year-old rearguard -- he averaged 25:42 TOI per game last year, seventh-most in the NHL -- so it wouldn’t be surprising if they exercised caution regarding anything health-related.