Sunday practice update - LA Kings Insider

Similar to yesterday, the Kings went through another two-hour session of intense drills and conditioning skating. The ever-popular 2-on-2 “pit” drill made an appearance also. Scott Parse, still feeling the effects of his sore toe, skated for the first hour but then didn’t return to the ice for the second half of the session. Brad Richardson stepped up and filled Parse’s spot on that line.

Defensive partners have moved around a bit in different drills, but Thomas Hickey has been getting quite a bit of time with Davis Drewiske. Is that a subtle, unstated sign that Hickey might be in the driver’s seat to earn a spot? We should learn more based on who is paired together for Tuesday’s exhibition game.

Speaking of which, that game will be streamed live on LAKings.com, and since there’s no split-squad games, Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will be calling the action for 1150-AM and affiliates.