LA Kings LA Kings Insider Presented By Solar City Ontario Reign
May 18, 2013 11:41 am

Pearson, Ellerby in?

As gained from the lines and pairings at the morning skate, the Los Angeles Kings are poised to make a pair of lineup changes.

Tanner Pearson may replace Jordan Nolan in the lineup and make his NHL debut in Game 3. Darryl Sutter said that Pearson would be in should the team decide to roll with 12 forwards instead of seven defenseman; judging from the manner in which Pearson answered questions in front of his locker stall, that appears to be a relatively safe bet.

Keaton Ellerby will rejoin the lineup, potentially in place of Alec Martinez. If the Kings decide to utilize seven defensemen, Martinez would likely stay in. More on these potential changes during the lineup notes post later today.

Rules for Blog Commenting
  • No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other commenters, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • Please do not discuss, or post links to, websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.