Even for Drew Doughty, the amount of work he’s getting is troubling.
Doughty was already asked to log 28:01 minutes per contest during the regular season without a single game off and now he’s averaging 31:11 minutes in the playoffs.
To be clear, that puts Doughty on track to record a higher minutes per game average than he has in any of the Kings’ prior playoff runs.
The absence of Alec Martinez (undisclosed) is a factor, but regardless of the rationale, one has to wonder if fatigue will become an issue for Doughty if this continues. That puts pressure on Jamie McBain to step up so that Kings coach Darryl Sutter can use him more.
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