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Martinez has finger surgery; Sutter doesn’t like all the minutes Doughty is playing

Los Angeles Kings v Philadelphia Flyers

Alec Martinez

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Kings defenseman Alec Martinez had finger surgery this morning, no doubt a result of the injury he suffered blocking a shot during last night’s 2-0 loss to Dallas.

GM Dean Lombardi says it’s too early to know about a possible timeline for return, according to Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.

On the bright side for the defending champs, veteran d-man Robyn Regehr may be back for tomorrow’s game against Anaheim. The 34-year-old has missed the last three contests with an undisclosed injury.

But expect once again to see Drew Doughty logging big minutes. He’s played at least 30 minutes in five of the last eight Kings’ games, as the team has been short d-men due to injuries and the suspension to Slava Voynov.

“He has been playing a lot of minutes,” coach Darryl Sutter said of Doughty. “Do we like that? No. But that’s where we’re at. You know what? I look at that all the time, too. It’s too many minutes. He’s going to tell you he’s fine with it, but over the long haul, that’s too many.”

Even knowing that, Sutter saw fit to play new d-man Jamie McBain just 10:04 against the Stars.

If you missed it last night, here’s the Martinez injury: