Sekera is ‘out,’ with speculation injury is ‘not minor’
Not surprisingly, Sutter didn’t say much more than that. But at least one reporter, Rich Hammond of the O.C. Register, got the sense the injury to Sekera was “not minor.”
That certainly wouldn’t be good news for the Kings, who just over a month ago gave up a first-round draft pick in 2015 and prospect Roland McKeown to get Sekera, a pending unrestricted free agent, from Carolina.
At the very least, the first-round pick is protected and becomes a 2016 selection if Los Angeles doesn’t make the playoffs.
The Kings host the Oilers Thursday, with a chance to move past Winnipeg and into the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
P.S. -- the news on Tanner Pearson wasn’t very promising either:
Pearson said that he had an additional X-ray yesterday. Bone isn't healing as quickly as he'd like...— LA Kings Insider (@lakingsinsider) April 1, 2015
...he expressed some frustration and called a return before the end of the season "very optimistic right now."— LA Kings Insider (@lakingsinsider) April 1, 2015