March 2011 - Page 4 of 30 - LA Kings Insider
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Inspiration from the East?

There aren't many situations comparable to the Kings' current situation, in which they lost their top two scorers, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, to injuries in the span of three days. But there is one comparable situation, that of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins have been without Sidney Cr... Read More
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Someone getting the `A,’ eh?

Anze Kopitar's ankle injury left a void on the first line (and the power play…and the penalty kill) and also, less formally, among the Kings' leadership group. Kopitar and Matt Greene serve as assistant captains to captain Dustin Brown. When Greene was out of the lineup at the start of the season, T... Read More
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Penner meets the press

After a month with the Kings, Dustin Penner is back in Edmonton, and not surprisingly, he was greeted by the media, which is always eager to catch up with former Oilers. The crowd moved from Penner to Jarret Stoll to Matt Greene, with Ryan Smyth escaping the attention because he stayed on the ice fo... Read More
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Tuesday skate update

No changes or surprises coming out of the Kings' morning skate. Jonathan Bernier gets the start in goal opposite Edmonton's Nikolai Khabibulin. The Kings will use the same lines they practiced with yesterday. As expected, a large group of Edmonton media met Dustin Penner after the skate, and Penner ... Read More
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Hockey and poker, next week

A quick reminder about a couple things that will be taking place next week… First, tickets are still available for the April 6 and April 9 games, in which you have the opportunity to enjoy the game among fellow blog readers in a 100-level seat and enjoy free drinks and snacks, plus access to a hospi... Read More
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Fast `homecoming’ for Penner

Dustin Penner knows what is coming. When the Kings finish their morning skate in Edmonton tomorrow, Penner is likely to be swarmed by Edmonton-based media members looking for reaction to Penner's ``homecoming.'' As of today, Penner has been a King for exactly one month, so it's not as though years h... Read More
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Bigger role ahead for Lewis

In the absence of Anze Kopitar, it's no stretch to say that the most dramatic move will be made by Trevor Lewis, who moves from the fourth-line center spot to the second line, between Ryan Smyth and Dustin Brown. Lewis had a four-game stint in December as the Kings' second-line right winger, but thi... Read More
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Kopitar injury update

Anze Kopitar is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right ankle/leg on Wednesday and, almost certainly, will not be able to return to the ice this season regardless of how deep the Kings might go in the playoffs. There is ligament damage involved -- torn ligaments caused by a high ankle sprain -- th... Read More
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Schenn status clarification

Just to clarify, on the issues of Brayden Schenn's NHL eligibility -- because I think I've finally got a grasp on it -- there's only a very, very slim chance that Schenn could join the Kings this season. Essentially, Schenn wouldn't be eligible to join the Kings on an emergency basis unless three mo... Read More