December 9, 2011 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-11-4; Stars 15-11-1. Update: With defenseman Willie Mitchell set to return, the Kings needed to clear roster space and decided to waive forward Ethan Moreau on Friday morning. Moreau, signed as a free agent in August, had four points in 28 games. Center Mike Richards, who is out because of a suspected concussion, skated for about eight minutes after practice, having met with a doctor on Thursday.
December 10, 2011 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-11-4; Stars 15-11-2. Update: With defenseman Willie Mitchell set to return, the Kings needed to clear roster space and decided to waive forward Ethan Moreau on Friday morning. Moreau, signed as a free agent in August, had four points in 28 games. Center Mike Richards, who is out because of a suspected concussion, skated for about eight minutes after practice, having met with a doctor on Thursday.
December 21, 2011 |
Ducks-Kings tonight When: 7. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150, 830. Records: Kings 15-14-4; Ducks 9-19-5. Kings update: Coach Darryl Sutter's debut comes against the rival Ducks, whose coach, Bruce Boudreau, hasn't been on the job for even a month in Anaheim. Sutter conducted his first Kings practice Wednesday and had Mike Richards on a line with Simon Gagne and Trevor Lewis. Richards, who has been out since Dec. 1 because of a head injury, could return tonight and, barring the return of symptoms, said he planned to do so. Also Sutter had Brad Richardson on a line with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown.
June 15, 2012 |
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Hopefully that doesn't apply to the Stanley Cup. Members of the Kings celebrated their NHL championship at the TAO nightclub in the Venetian Las Vegas Resort and Casino on Thursday night. And it was quite the show. After being introduced by a little person dressed as a king on his throne, the Kings players each took turns drinking champagne out of the Stanley Cup as music blared and partygoers cheered. Kings in attendance were Trevor Lewis, Jeff Carter, Jarrett Stoll, Brad Richardson, Drew Doughty, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez and Jordan Nolan.
April 11, 2012 |
Whether it was a coaching change before Christmas or a major trade engineered before the deadline, one thing became clear during this turbulent Kings season — these weren't the actions of a painstakingly cautious organization tied too closely to a rigid building plan. Detonation? More like a midcourse correction by Kings' General Manager Dean Lombardi. Is too much change, or not enough, for them to find success in the playoffs? The answer will start to take form Wednesday (7:30 p.m., Channel 13)
April 17, 2012 |
Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin was back in the building ... and back on the ice. As for Game 4 against the Kings? His readiness will likely come down to a game-time decision Wednesday. The forward, who has been out since March 21 because of a concussion, rejoined his teammates at practice in El Segundo on Tuesday afternoon. It was the first time in eight days he has taken part in a full practice. “It felt great. It's been a tough four weeks," said Sedin, who flew to Los Angeles from Vancouver on Monday.
March 29, 2012 |
The Alberta high couldn't even last 24 hours for the Kings. Forward Jeff Carter , acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets shortly before the league's trade deadline, injured his ankle late in Wednesday's resounding 3-0 win against the Flames at Calgary. From what Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was saying, it sounded as though Carter would not be able to play Friday at Edmonton. Still the team is calling the injury day to day. "It happened late, but he was able to finish the game," a glum-sounding Lombardi said on Thursday afternoon in a telephone interview.
April 2, 2012 |
The news could have been much worse for the Kings, but they dodged a more serious injury threat when tests on Jeff Carter's ankle revealed no fractures or ligament damage. Carter's MRI exam on Monday showed a deep bone bruise, according to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. With three games left in the regular season, the forward remains day to day. It will be all about how Carter manages the continuing discomfort. Unfortunately, for Carter, he is used to that sort of thing, having had a variety of injuries in his NHL career.
November 1, 2011 |
For Drew Doughty , the weekend reviews were almost as expected after having missed two weeks because of an injured right shoulder. The defenseman played at Phoenix on Saturday and at Colorado the following day and was a minus-two and had one assist in the Kings' loss to the Avalanche. "Drew has played with a great deal of 'I-want-to-do-it,' " Coach Terry Murray said after practice Tuesday. "And he wants to make a difference every time he is on the ice every shift, and sometimes you can get yourself into a little bit of a jackpot when you go into that with that attitude.