No update yet on Muzzin/Greene - LA Kings Insider

I generally avoid posting updates that are LOL THERE IS NO UPDATE, but the word back from hockey operations this morning is that Jake Muzzin and Matt Greene are scheduled to see the doctor “later today,” so the next update on their statuses will likely come at some time in the afternoon. Both players suffered “upper-body” injuries during Los Angeles’ 2-1 shootout win over Colorado in preseason action Sunday night in Denver. Muzzin was injured in the first period, presumably when he was hit hard by the Avalanche’s Blake Comeau along the boards in the Kings’ zone, and remained on the ice for several shifts but did not return to the bench for the second period. Greene suffered an injury at some point in the second period, and while he stayed on the bench for the remainder of the game, did not play in the third period or in overtime.

Now that’s taken care of, here’s an interesting story from the Washington Post (and a stick tap to WHOneedsSOX for posting it last night) on Justin Williams’ early impact in the Capitals’ dressing room. It’s Kings-related; here’s an excerpt:

Two springs ago, with the Washington Capitals absent from the postseason and organizational shake-ups imminent, Karl Alzner watched the Los Angeles Kings survive three straight Game 7s en route to the Stanley Cup finals and wished he held an all-access, behind-the-scenes pass. Just once, Alzner told friends and family, he wanted to hear how the Kings talked inside their dressing room. How they handled large deficits or blown leads. How champions acted under duress.

“I want to see what that reaction is,” Alzner said. “I know how ours is, and I think it’s really good at a lot of times, but I’m wondering if it’s different. That’s something you don’t really find out unless you’re with those guys or on one of those teams.”

The Kings have just taken the ice for their 11:00 a.m. practice. Lots more to come today.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.