Brodzinski out indefinitely with shoulder injury - LA Kings Insider

Jonny Brodzinski will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a shoulder injury on Michael Del Zotto’s boarding minor in Thursday’s 4-3 shootout loss at Vancouver, LA Kings Insider learned from hockey operations.

The team was off Friday, so it wasn’t possible to glean what type of adjustments or looks the team might immediately offer on the right side of the lineup. There is competition for depth roles on the Kings, and the indefinite loss of Brodzinski, who was not waiver-exempt, opens up a particular avenue of competition on that right side. Emerson Etem, who scored in Vancouver, and Sheldon Rempal are among those competing for a potential spot at right wing in training camp, as is Jaret Anderson-Dolan, who turned 19 last week and would have to be returned to major junior hockey if he does not make the Kings.

This is an awfully tough blow for Brodzinski, who has nothing else to prove at the AHL level but is yet to gain permanent traction in the NHL and had a good summer in advance of an important training camp and interesting year ahead. In 35 games with Los Angeles last season, the sharpshooter totaled four goals and six points. In 29 games with Ontario, he totaled 13 goals and 30 points. He has 88 points in his last 101 AHL games.

Ontario’s training camp begins Sunday, so expect another round of cuts between now and then. The Kings are scheduled to practice at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Saturday at Toyota Sports Center.

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.