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January 16, 2011 11:41 am

Simmonds won’t go on road trip

After this morning’s practice, Terry Murray said Wayne Simmonds — who suffered a lower-body injury last night — would not accompany the team to Dallas and St. Louis. Last night, Murray said Simmonds nearly returned to the game in the third period, but apparently Simmonds had some swelling this morning. Murray said Simmonds will go for an MRI tomorrow.

Murray said the Kings weren’t likely to make any AHL call-ups, and that they would play the way they practiced today, with Kevin Westgarth returning to the lineup in a fourth-line role with Michal Handzus and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

Murray was very, very unhappy with the scrum that led to Simmonds’ injury, as he found it completely unnecessary. More on that, and other notes and quotes, to come…

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