A good morning to you, Insiders. You look wonderful today. Quick notes from the outset of today’s practice:
–SHELDON REMPAL HAS BEEN RECALLED. With one goal in three of their FOUR games on the most recent trip, the LA Kings recalled FOUR-ward Sheldon Rempal, who totaled FOUR goals and FOUR assists in FOUR games with Ontario and was recalled by FOUR-mer number FOUR Rob Blake. Please send help.
The Kings are in need of scoring and skating, and Rempal provided the both while with the Reign. He doesn’t have the most high-caliber shot, but isn’t afraid to make hard moves to the net and showed off good shiftiness and acceleration while in training camp and the start of Ontario’s season. He totaled 23 goals and 46 points in 39 games during his 22-year-old sophomore season at Clarkson University before signing with Los Angeles in late March, and keeping in line with other L.A. rookies, is also from Calgary. Because Los Angeles was at 22 players prior to the recall, they did not need to make a corresponding (FOUR-esponding?) move. He is a player who has the potential to add to the team’s overall speed.
DUSTIN BROWN, JONATHAN QUICK PRACTICE. Quick is very close. Given that he took the TSC “starter’s crease,” and that Jack Campbell was on the opposite end of the ice and Peter Budaj started practice in the neutral zone, yes, it does appear Quick’s return is imminent.
Brown wore a red, non-contact jersey and is not eligible to return until October 28 because of his LTIR designation. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him return against the New York Rangers on that date, but if he doesn’t, he’ll be expected back in one of the games shortly thereafter.
PRACTICE LINES. They are as follows:
Red No-Contact: Brown
Lots more to come after today’s skate. Please excuse all puns/delirium. Lead photo via Icon Sportswire.
Have seen Muzzin with Doughty, Phaneuf with Martinez today. Looks like Forbort-Fantenberg another pair. Tomorrow's morning skate may provide some clarification.
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) October 17, 2018