December 2010 - Page 33 of 33 - LA Kings Insider
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Schenn returning to junior

The Kings are expected to announce -- probably tomorrow -- that Brayden Schenn will return his his junior team, Brandon of the WHL. Schenn has appeared in eight games with the Kings but has not appeared in a game since Oct. 30. In between, he had a two-week conditioning stint in Manchester, but with... Read More
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Same wingers, different look

As expected, the Kings will go with new-look lines tonight, with three right wingers on the move. Justin Williams moves up to join Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, while Trevor Lewis moves up to skate with Ryan Smyth and Jarret Stoll. Wayne Simmonds returns to his partnership with Michal Handzus, and ... Read More
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Thursday skate update

The Kings will go with the lines they have been practicing with for the past two days, and it also appears that Peter Harrold will replace Davis Drewiske on defense. Brayden Schenn will be the other healthy scratch. Alexei Ponikarovsky might be back in the lineup in about a week, Terry Murray said. ... Read More
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Trade report

I'm aware of the report that the Kings will trade for Boston's Marco Sturm, but it's not a done deal. Doesn't mean it won't be a trade at some point, but it's not done now. Remember that injured players -- Sturm is recovering from knee surgery -- have to pass a physical. I'm told that "future consid... Read More
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Practice photos

A while back, I posted pictures from Kings practice taken by a loyal reader named Kasey. She's back with more pictures, taken recently in El Segundo, and I thought folks might want to take a look at her great work... Kings practice pictures... Read More
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Just following the calendar

Given the opportunity, Terry Murray passed on the chance to attribute part of the Kings' recent slump to scheduling. To be certain, the scheduling has been a bit odd. Starting Nov. 11, the Kings played eight games in 14 days. Then, over the next 14 days -- a period which ends next Thursday -- the Ki... Read More
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Still working at it

The full second half of today's practice was spent on special teams. One power-play and one penalty-kill unit went to opposite ends of the rink and took turns doing drills while coaches looked on. Few will be surprised to read that the penalty-kill units got the better of the matchups… The Kings ent... Read More
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Schenn still in limbo

Brayden Schenn completed his second practice with the Kings since his AHL conditioning assignment ended. Based on his work with the penalty-kill unit in practice today, it looked as though Schenn might get the call for tomorrow's game against Florida, but after practice, Terry Murray said Schenn wou... Read More
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Kings talk it out

There was quite a bit of talk on the ice in practice today. It started after about 20 minutes, when Terry Murray stopped a drill and, somewhat uncharacteristically, lectured the team in a raised voice, expressing displeasure about the way a drill was being executed. Then, after drills ended, the pla... Read More
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Wednesday practice update

Once drills had been completed, Matt Greene called the players to the corner of the ice for a players-only chat. I'll have more on that conversation in a bit. After practice, Terry Murray said he does not plan to play Brayden Schenn tomorrow but that no decision has been reached on Schenn's short-te... Read More
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King to Manchester

The Kings have assigned Dwight King back to Manchester. Brayden Schenn is still here, and practicing this morning -- which doesn't mean anything official, of course -- and Matt Greene is back at practice today. Forward lines are the same as yesterday. More updates to come...... Read More