Fasching left Sunday’s game with a groin injury and did not return.
Fasching played just one shift before leaving Sunday’s game vs. the Jets. Head coach Dan Bylsma didn’t have an update on Fasching after the game, but said they will likely have another forward at practice on Monday, which suggests that Fasching will miss some time.
Fasching has appeared in six consecutive straight games, but will be a healthy scratch vs. the Blue Jackets this evening. He has collected one goal on nine shots on goal to start his NHL career. He will be replaced by Cole Schneider, who will be making his NHL debut.
Hudson Fasching will make his NHL debut on Saturday.
Fasching, 20, was a fourth round pick (118th overall) in 2013. He finished his third year at the University of Minnesota and will play in his first NHL game on Saturday. In 37 games with the University of Minnesota he picked up 20 goals and 18 assists.
The Kings have traded prospects Hudson Fasching and Nicolas Deslauriers to the Sabres for Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and two second round picks.
Fasching, 18, was a fourth-round pick (118th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is a 6-foot-2, 213 lbs. winger who has 12 goals and 15 assists (27 points) in 31 games with the University of Minnesota. He had an excellent tournament with Team USA at the World Juniors this season.