The Los Angeles Kings placed Rob Scuderi and Michael Latta on waivers, according to both Twitter reports and a source in hockey operations, as the roster began to take shape on Monday.
Scuderi’s future veered towards the uncertain when he did not accompany the team to Las Vegas over the weekend to complete the preseason schedule, and Darryl Sutter noted that he had a “rough camp” and had sustained an injury in practice. Via hockey operations, a decision on Scuderi was expected by Monday.
Latta was caught up in a numbers game amidst a glut of similarly equipped and tenured forwards. He was a slightly longer shot to make the team than others, based on off-season correspondence.
The team is also nearing a decision on forward Devin Setoguchi, who attended training camp on a tryout, and “will be speaking with him after practice,” according to a source within hockey operations.
Setoguchi skated to the left of Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown on Monday via the color of their practice jersey and during line rushes.
No roster moves have been announced as of 10:00 Monday morning, but Michael Mersch, Paul LaDue, Adrian Kempe and Kurtis MacDermid were not on the ice with the team.
The Kings taking part in Monday’s practice were Jonathan Quick, Jeff Zatkoff, Matt Greene, Brayden McNabb, Jake Muzzin, Drew Doughty, Tom Gilbert, Derek Forbort, Alec Martinez, Kevin Gravel, Teddy Purcell, Devin Setoguchi, Anze Kopitar, Kyle Clifford, Andy Andreoff, Nick Shore, Trevor Lewis, Dustin Brown, Nic Dowd, Tanner Pearson, Jordan Nolan, Tyler Toffoli, Dwight King and Jeff Carter. Teams must trim their roster to 23 players by 2:00 p.m. PT Tuesday; Shore’s presence at Monday’s skate was the first time he joined his teammates for practice since suffering an undisclosed injury early in an exhibition loss at Colorado on September 30.