Perhaps no surprise here given the way things have played out thus far, but Viktor Arvidsson is expected to miss the remainder of the series with Edmonton. The LA Kings forward last played in the penultimate game of the regular season.
From the no one should be surprised department:
LAK Viktor Arvidsson done for this series.
Hasn't played since Game 81 vs Seattle.
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) May 12, 2022
Arvidsson’s injury has been one of the biggest mysteries throughout the first round of the playoffs. After leaving practice early due to personal reasons, the 29-year-old was said to be a “good chance” to play in Game 1.
It’ll be interesting to see his availability should the Kings advance to the second round. Los Angeles can clinch their series against Edmonton on home ice with a victory on Thursday evening.