The Los Angeles Kings lost Mike Richards for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final after this hit from Dave Bolland of the Chicago Blackhawks near the end of Game 1:
Richards came out for the Game 2 warm-ups but did not play in the Kings’ loss on Sunday. What's his status for Game 3?
Darryl Sutter ruled Richards out for Game 2. “If it was just about Mike Richards making the decision, Mike Richards is playing tonight,” Sutter said.
“You’ve got guys that don’t want to play, and you’ve got guys that do want to play. Mike Richards is a guy that wants to play.”
But he’s not playing. Which, in an Stanley Cup Playoff game, is bad news for a team down 0-2.