Jake Muzzin suffered an upper-body injury during the preseason and has missed Los Angeles’ first five games as a result. He’s expected to be held out of a sixth contest when the Kings play against Minnesota at 3:00 p.m. ET today.

The silver lining is that he might return sooner rather than later.

“He’ll get his X-ray on whatever his three-week date is, and go from there,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said, per LA Kings Insider. “He looks fine, but it hasn’t changed in terms of the same thing we said before. It’s not coaches making the decision or a player making the decision. Doctors are going to [make the decision], so just wait.”