In his first game since being called up, Oscar Moller will be in a high-profile role tonight, as the first-line right winger alongside Anze Kopitar and Dustin Penner. That could include a matchup against San Jose’s big-minute defensemen, Dan Boyle and Douglas Murray, “Playing against a fellow Swede, in Douglas Murray, maybe he will help us out,” Terry Murray said with a laugh. In previous stints with the Kings, Moller had been in lower-profile roles, but he will be on center stage tonight…

MURRAY: “He’s going to have the attention because of Kopitar. There’s no question about that. That’s what he’s going to have to learn to deal with. If he’s going to play in the National Hockey League, he’s going to have to play on (one of) your top two lines. He’s a skilled player. Regardless of what the physical comparables when you’re playing against other teams, other players, you’ve got to play the game and you have to find a way to have success and dig in and deal with what’s in front of you. That’s the exciting challenge that you have as a player, playing in this league every night. You’re playing against the top players in the world, and it’s a challenge.”

Murray reiterated that Moller is also likely to get power-play time tonight, and said he had limited his conversations with Moller to the basics of team play.

MURRAY: “We just review the system and team play, and that’s it. He knows what’s at stake and what the opportunity is for him. This is a great situation for him, to come up at a time of the year like this, to fit on a top line and be an important player. It’s his third, fourth recall, and we’ll be watching his performance. This is important for him.”

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Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
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Bio

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Bio

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