Saturday morning skate update
-Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones left the ice at roughly the same time following the team’s morning skate on Saturday, so there will be no firm projection of tonight’s starting goaltender. Because the team does not announce its starter in advance, we’ll learn who will be in goal tonight by the goalie leading the team onto the ice for warm-ups.
-The team did not participate in line rushes this morning, though Daniel Carcillo and Jeff Schultz remained on the ice with Matt Greene and Trevor Lewis for extra work. From that we can deduce:
A) Carcillo and Schultz are likely to be healthy scratches tonight.
B) Greene and Lewis are not likely to come off injured reserve today.
C) It is likely that the fourth line center role will be held by either Colin Fraser or Linden Vey.
-Fraser played in the wins over St. Louis and Anaheim, while Vey recorded two of his five assists this season in the Kings’ 3-2 win over the Islanders on November 14. Fraser averages 8:46 of ice time per game, while Vey has averaged 12:55 and has not logged fewer than 10 minutes in any game he has participated in this season. Should the final lineup decision come down to Fraser or Vey, expect both players to take part in warm-ups and a decision to be made prior to game time.