LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have placed forward Simon Gagne on the injured reserve list (upper body injury), Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi announced Wednesday.
Gagne suffered the injury during Monday nights Kings-Coyotes game, a 4-3 Kings win. Gagne, in his first season with the Kings, is fifth on the club in scoring (7-10=17) and fourth in goals. He is also third on the team with two short-handed goals.
The Kings begin a two-game road trip Wednesday in Chicago at 5:30 p.m. (PT) and then on Thursday in Winnipeg at 5:30 p.m. (PT). Both games will be broadcast on FS West and KTLK 1150.