Kings Defenseman To Miss Third Straight Game

He's poised to miss his third straight game on Thursday.

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alexander Edler is slated to be sidelined versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
Edler has been out since Monday after taking a puck to the face during the pregame warmups.

With the thirty-six-year-old still out, rookie Brandt Clarke should continue to see minutes, though likely in a minimal capacity. 

Edler has failed to put up 20+ points in each of the previous two seasons, in addition to failing to play more than 70 games since the 2014-15 season. 

Edler put up 19 points over 41 games last season with a +18 plus/minus rating. The veteran defenseman signed a one-year contract extension this past summer worth $750,000.

The Kings are currently 3-2 through the first five games of the season. 
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