November 24, 2003 |
The long road, littered with detours and hazards, has finally hit a straight stretch for King forward Michael Cammalleri. Knocked aside by a knee injury earlier this season -- a frustrating follow-up to last season's injury woes -- Cammalleri was one of the Kings' top players last week after being recalled from the minor leagues last Monday.
November 8, 2002 |
One familiar and one not, two players will join the Kings' lineup for the first time this season for tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Veteran defenseman Aaron Miller, who sat out training camp and the season's first 13 games after abdominal surgery, will make his season debut at the Corel Centre while rookie center Michael Cammalleri makes his NHL debut.
August 7, 2007 |
Kings forward Michael Cammalleri got a raise but it wasn't nearly the one he had been seeking as an NHL arbitrator awarded a two-year, $6.7-million contract in a ruling made public Monday. The announcement came four days after Cammalleri's five-hour arbitration hearing in Toronto and it marked a victory of sorts for the club following difficult negotiations between Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi and Cammalleri's agent, Mike Gillis.
February 13, 2009 |
After being traded by the Kings last summer, Michael Cammalleri rented out his Hermosa Beach home to three members of this year's team. As it turned out, he played as if he owned the Staples Center ice too on Thursday night, scoring an early goal that Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff made stand up in a 2-0 victory over the Kings. The loss, sealed on Rene Bourque's empty-net goal with 36 seconds left, ended a four-game winning streak for the Kings.
January 8, 2008 |
The glimmer-of-hope news: Michael Cammalleri, spotted just before 11:30 in the morning Monday at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo, actually skating again for the first time since he briefly attempted doing so the day after Christmas. The reality: He was wearing a red jersey, signifying his injured status and the exercise of skating was just that, skating, not an imminent return. He has been sidelined since suffering a rib injury in the early minutes against Nashville on Dec. 22.
November 17, 2002 |
As long as he plays in the NHL, Michael Cammalleri might never score an easier goal than his first. The rookie from the University of Michigan, camped on the right side of the net just outside the crease, took a sweet pass through the slot from Brad Chartrand and whipped the puck into the net from about two feet out Saturday night. "Like an alley-oop," Cammalleri said. The second-period goal helped the Kings to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in front of 16,461 at the Skyreach Centre.