On the ground, minus one
At least in the short term, the Kings’ roster situation has taken care of itself, but not the way they had hoped. Simon Gagne did not make the trip to Chicago because of his undisclosed injury, and it’s highly unlikely that he would show up in Winnipeg either. Assuming the Kings choose to put Gagne on injured reserve, retroactively, they can choose either Andrei Loktionov or Trent Hunter — or both, if they scratch another player — to replace Gagne.
[UPDATE: The Kings are indeed expected to put Gagne on injured reserve, retroactively.]
The Kings have arrived in Chicago and it will be dinner with the dads shortly, after an off-ice workout. The Kings will have a morning skate tomorrow at United Center.