December 7, 2011 5:00 pm

Updates on four injured players

Getting back to the actual on-ice news for a bit, here’s a rundown of the Kings’ injured skates (and non-skaters), in terms of most likely to return. Alec Martinez is fully cleared and can play whenever the coaching staff deems it so. Justin Williams did not practice today, after taking a shot off the hand last night, and his status for tomorrow is not yet known. Willie Mitchell participated in a full practice, and his status for tomorrow’s game might be a morning decision (Murray did say that Martinez and Mitchell would not both return tomorrow). Mike Richards has not skated since taking a hit to the head last Thursday. Here’s the rundown, from Terry Murray, on each player…

(on Mitchell…)
MURRAY: “Mitchell, full practice. He looked really good, skated and participated in all the drills, looked comfortable. I’ll have a conversation with him here, after, to see where he’s at for tomorrow.’’

(on whether he expects Williams to play tomorrow…)
MURRAY: “Well, I do expect it. I don’t know that for absolute. He will get treatment today, come in tomorrow and give us a feel as to how he’s doing.’’

(on Richards…)
MURRAY: “Richards is progressing. That’s all I can say. That’s all I know, really. He’s in every day, riding the bike, getting more acclimated, getting exercise and a feel for his own self.’’

(on Martinez…)
MURRAY: “He’s been out there the last few days in practice, doing everything and feeling pretty comfortable. So it’s just a matter of getting everybody in here tomorrow and seeing how they’re doing.’’

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