August 31, 2015 12:26 pm

August 31: Monday afternoon links

Good morning afternoon, Insiders. Hockey in late August: It’s kind of like watching paint dry. Speaking of which… White before Labor Day. @STAPLESCenter gettin' did — LA Kings (@LAKings) August 31, 2015 There is daylight at the end of the long, dark tunnel of the NHL offseason, Insiders. There’s not exactly a surplus of news to share, but there have been some interesting columns over the previous week. -Are […]

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August 28, 2015 10:29 am

Budaj to attend camp; Sharipzyanov inked to ELC

A few notes in advance of training camp: -Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend training camp with the Los Angeles Kings on a PTO. Budaj, who turns 33 on the first day of camp, spent nine seasons with Colorado and Montreal from 2005-14 before posting a 0-9-6 record with a 3.55 goals-against average and .888 save percentage in 19 games with AHL-St. John’s last season. In 296 career NHL games, the […]

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August 27, 2015 4:39 pm

Several notes on Ehrhoff and Voynov

As learned on Sunday, Christian Ehrhoff has agreed in principle to a one-year, $1.5-million contract, pending a physical and medical evaluation. According to Kings hockey operations, those evaluations are as of now scheduled to take place in Southern California next week, around when the signing would be made official. That’s also around when the defenseman’s first media availability should be expected to occur. Contrary to a report earlier this week, […]

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August 27, 2015 10:49 am

AHL schedule released; Ontario opens at Bakersfield

The AHL released its 2015-16 schedule Thursday morning. The team-by-team, league-wide schedule is here. As LAKI first reported in June, the Ontario Reign and the four other California-based teams will play 68-game schedules, while the remaining 25 teams will play 76-game schedules. Playoff seeding will be based on points percentage. The Full Reign Schedule: Sat 10/10/15 7:00 PM @ Bakersfield Thu 10/15/15 7:00 PM @ Manitoba Sat 10/17/15 7:00 PM […]

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August 27, 2015 9:34 am

Richards charged with possession of a controlled substance

Former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with the illegal possession of a controlled substance and is scheduled to appear in court on September 10, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Thursday morning. Mike Richards charged for Possession of Controlled Substance while entering Canada. To appear in court Sep10/15. No further updates #rcmpmb — RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 27, 2015 The charge stems from an arrest while […]

August 26, 2015 4:39 pm

Bryson recalls Ivan Hlinka experience

Assistant Equipment Manager Dana Bryson recently returned from the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, an annual summer showcase based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that features some of the best 18-and-under talent amongst the world’s top national teams. The tournament boasts an impressive collection of players – many of whom are entering their NHL Draft seasons – and is scouted heavily by NHL clubs. Though the United States finished in […]

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August 26, 2015 12:01 pm

Jim Fox to be inducted into the SCSB Hall of Fame

Jim Fox, along with Rob Fukuzaki and the late Joe McDonnell, will be inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame on January 25, 2016. Fox, who will begin his 26th season as the Kings’ television color commentator this fall, joins 2002 inductee Bob Miller and 2009 inductee Nick Nickson as current Kings broadcasting figures to have been inducted into the SCSB Hall of Fame; former Kings television […]

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