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Regehr injured in Stanley Cup playoffs

Robyn Regehr
Robyn Regehr
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According to Rotowire, former Calgary Flame Robyn Regehr did not play for the Los Angeles Kings in game two of the Pacific Division final on Monday night because of an undisclosed injury and will not play in game three of the series on Thursday night either. Regehr suffered an injury midway through game one of the series against the Anaheim Ducks.

Regehr, who has two assists in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs to date (both coming in the Western Conference quarterfinal against the San Jose Sharks), was the recipient of a hit by Teemu Selanne. Regehr continued to play a little bit more before going off the ice. Regehr did not play during the last two periods of game one.

The news that Regehr will not play in game three in Los Angeles was first reported by Pierre LeBrun of TSN and ESPN. Regehr was replaced in game two by a player with another Calgary connection in former Calgary Hitmen defenseman and Calgary native Jeff Schultz, and Schultz is expected to start for the Kings again in game three of the series.

Schultz's year this season has been an interesting one. Despite playing in 399 career regular season games with the Washington Capitals, Schultz spent the entire 2013-14 season playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. So it was interesting that Schultz made his Kings' debut in the playoffs on Monday. Schultz meanwhile signed a one year deal worth $700,000 on July 5, 2013 to join the Kings' organization.

The fact that Schultz has played 399 career regular season games is an interesting one. National Hockey League players who have played in 400 career regular season games get a much higher pension than those who play less than 400 games. Unfortunately for Schultz, Monday's game does not count, even though a playoff game should be worth significantly more than any game played in the regular season.