Kings' Durzi expected to return for training camp after shoulder surgery

Los Angeles Kings defenceman Sean Durzi celebrates his power play goal during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Los Angeles Kings defenceman Sean Durzi underwent successful shoulder surgery on Thursday, the team announced in a statement. He is expected to be available at the start of the 2022-2023 season.

Selected 52nd overall in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, he was traded to the Kings as a piece of the 2019 deal that sent Jake Muzzin to Toronto.

Durzi, 23, had a standout rookie campaign for the Kings. He made his NHL debut in November 2021 against the team that drafted him, scoring his first NHL goal while adding an assist.

In 62 regular-season games for the Kings, Durzi scored three goals and notched 27 points.

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