Forward Dimitri Khristich, who leads the Kings with 41 points, had minor laser surgery on his injured right eye Monday and could be back in the lineup early next week. Khristich was hurt in practice last week when he was hit in the face by the stick of teammate Barry Potomski after a dispute between the two. Potomski was sent down to Phoenix, the Kings' International Hockey League affiliate, for disciplinary reasons, including his role in Khristich's injury.
Khristich, who leads the team with 41 points, was injured in Friday's practice when he was hit in the face by the stick of teammate Barry Potomski following an altercation between the two. For his role, Potomski was sent down to Phoenix, the Kings' minor league affiliate, for disciplinary reasons.
"No way did [Potomski] meant to hurt him," team captain Rob Blake said. "There are always fights on a team with the players. The incident was handled by management and as a team we hope to have both of them back in the lineup soon."