Phillip Danault of the LA Kings
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Phillip Danault outlines two injuries he played through in first round

Published May 4, 2024 at 4:11 PM

The LA Kings Phillip Danault has spoken about two painful injuries he had to play through in his team's series against the Edmonton Oilers

NHL players are known for for playing through some terrible injuries in the postseason, and Phillip Danault of the LA Kings is no different. The forward has revealed two injuries he played through in his team's losing effort to the Edmonton Oilers.

According to Danault, he played with two broken index fingers. The one on the right hand was broken before the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs began, while the one on the left was broken during game 2 of the Kings series against the Oilers.

"Phillip Danault said he was playing with both index fingers broken.

Broke the right one before the playoffs and the left one during Game 2."

The broken fingers likely explain Danault's lack of offense in the playoffs. The 31-year-old was held to just 1 assist in five games as the Kings fell 4-1 to Edmonton in the series. Despite the injuries, he played over 17 minutes in each of the final four games against the Oilers.

"I was critical of the Danault line in the playoffs. This provides a bit of an explanation for some of it. These cats are built different."

Danault has now completed three years of a six-year, $33 million deal he signed with the Kings back in July of 2021, after leaving the Montreal Canadiens as an unrestricted free agent. He had just over 50 points in his first two season with Los Angeles. In 2023-24, Danault had 17 goals and 47 points in 78 games.
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