October 8 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether the assessment of players comes down to one game:
No. I think we’re finishing up camp and I don’t think one game’s going to have an impact on who’s here and who’s not. [Reporter: What about Setoguchi?] I think the only difference for him tonight is we haven’t had Kopitar in the lineup and he’s a right winger so he’s not playing with Jeff Carter, that’s where Tyler plays. If there’d be any impact for Devin tonight that would be getting to play with Kopitar. Hopefully that’s good for him. If I played tonight I’d play with Kopi, but other than that I think that for the most part we’ve had a good camp considering.

On the preseason schedule and opportunity for players:
It’s never in your best interest to only play two home games when you’re a team that travels as much as we do. We’ve had two home games and one was a split squad. And then with the guys gone with the World Cup, I can tell you this, it was certainly equal opportunity. You look at everybody and it was what we said at the start. There was nobody other than, if Paul plays tonight, there’d be nobody that plays more than five games. So that’s a good number and that’s really being fair to everybody too, and honest.

On players like Kopitar, Doughty getting into a preseason game:
They need to play. They’ve been off. Most of the World Cup players have played games. They need to play. That story about, that’s old news, that they’ve played lots of games and all that. We play Wednesday and they haven’t played for – doesn’t matter – you’ve got to be game-ready.

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