Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/11/12
Los Angeles Kings center Brad Richardson is out indefinitely after an appendectomy.

Coach Darryl Sutter informed the media Tuesday before the team flew to Vancouver for Game 1 of the opening playoff series that begins Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks.

Richardson had an appendectomy Monday after experiencing abdominal pain over the weekend. He has five goals and three assists in 59 games.

The Kings have recalled center Andrei Loktionov from their AHL affiliate to fill in for Richardson.
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