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November 26, 2010 4:40 pm

Step up for Lewis

Trevor Lewis’ rise continues. Lewis started the season as a frequent healthy scratch, then earned solid reviews of late as the fourth-line center. Now, Lewis will take another step, as the Kings’ third-line right-winger alongside center Michal Handzus and left winger Kyle Clifford, filling the spot vacated when Wayne Simmonds moved to the first line. Lewis’ position — he can play center and both wings — and linemates change, but he will expected to play more of the good-skating, defensive role that he has filled so far this season. Terry Murray talked today about Lewis’ shift…

MURRAY: “Well, everything kind of filters different ways, you know? By moving Brownie [Dustin Brown, to left wing], I’m a little short of right shots. I prefer Lewie in the middle. I think he’s done a very good job as a center iceman in his game so far. He’s more comfortable handling the puck, using his speed. But it’s a move that I need to make. I feel uncomfortable putting a young player, such as Clifford or (Dwight) King, over there on his off side, playing at this level right now. So, to me, that’s the move that I had to make.”

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