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.
October 8, 2007 |
The Kings' Michael Cammalleri will never be confused with 6-foot-4 teammate Rob Blake. Not when you're 5-9 and 185 pounds. But that doesn't mean Cammalleri's shoulders are too small to carry the scoring load and perhaps lead the Kings to the playoffs for the first time since the 2001-02 season. "The great thing about Michael is that he expects to do big things," Coach Marc Crawford said.
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.
December 9, 2003 |
Michael Cammalleri has had some reasons to remember Joe Louis Arena, but Monday marked another mini-milestone in his budding career. Cammalleri, a member of the University of Michigan team that won the Central Collegiate Hockey Assn. tournament here in 2002, scored his first goal in Joe Louis Arena as a pro, knocking in a backhand pass from Luc Robitaille 10:54 into the third period. The goal sliced into Detroit's 2-0 lead and helped the Kings gain a point in a 3-2 overtime loss.
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, 2003 |
King prospect Michael Cammalleri, who returned last week from a sprained knee that sidelined him for more than a month, has been sent down to the team's minor league affiliate in Manchester, N.H. Cammalleri played in two games since his return and did not score a point. He had a minus-two rating and averaged a little more than nine minutes of ice time. "It's just to get him into some games," King Coach Andy Murray said.