November 10, 2010 2:50 pm

Lewis’ big chance?

Following up on the item about Kyle Clifford and Brayden Schenn, it’s no stretch to say that the linchpin in all of this is Trevor Lewis. In order to even think of sending one — or both — of the junior-eligible players back, the Kings likely would have to feel confident that Lewis can play a regular role at the NHL level. He will get that chance starting tomorrow, when he centers the fourth line with Clifford and Kevin Westgarth. So far, in limited time, Lewis has been solid this season, and looks more comfortable and confident at the NHL level than he did last season, particularly in the defensive zone. I asked Terry Murray today about his confidence level in having Lewis play a regular role, should Schenn return to junior…

MURRAY: “I’m fine. I have confidence in Lewy. I have no problem with that one at all. In the early part of the year, I wanted to play the young guys, to get a good look as to where they were at, and Lewis was the guy who, I guess, got sacrificed in that decision. But I have lots of confidence in him. I saw good things in his game when he played here last year, and he’s a better play today than he was last year.”

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