Found April 10, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
The Kings will be starting the playoffs without forward Brad Richardson, who on Monday required an emergency appendectomy. They recalled Andrei Loktionovfrom their minor league affiliate in Manchester, N.H., and the forward will meet them in Vancouver, Canada. Game 1 of the Kings-Canucks first-round playoff series is on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said they would not have Richardson "for a while." Sutter was asked when Richardson started feeling symptoms. "He had them the last couple of days and yesterday morning I told him to stay off the ice," Sutter said Tuesday after practice in El Segundo. "We thought it was groin-related, or stomach muscle-related. He had his ultrasound yesterday afternoon. I know how he feels, I had that four, five years ago when I was at the Saddledome" in Calgary. "I told him, 'Nothing you can do about that.' Its better to have it out than to have it rupture because its not about ...

Kings F Richardson out indefinitely

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