Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
September 19, 2014 2:56 pm

On attempting a mid-training camp return

The Los Angeles Kings opened training camp on Friday without their most important defenseman, and while there’s not much known about the particulars of Drew Doughty’s upper-body injury, Kings hockey operations have confirmed that the issue is of the “day-to-day” variety. More from Lisa Dillman: Kings playing it safe w/Doughty. His injury occurred back home (London, Ont) when he was skating with a pro group… — lisa dillman (@reallisa) September ...

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
September 19, 2014 1:36 pm

September 19 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On why it has been so difficult to repeat as champions in the NHL: It’s probably cause it’s the toughest trophy to win, so to do it back-to-back, especially in the salary cap [era] in a parity league – I mean, if we’d have lost Game 7 to Chicago in the conference finals, then we wouldn’t be talking about it. It tells you how close it is. [Reporter: What will ...

Jeff Vinnick / National Hockey League
September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Upper body injury keeps Doughty out

Drew Doughty suffered an upper-body injury during off-season training and is being held off the ice at the start of training camp. According to a source in hockey operations, the injury occurred a “few weeks ago” and the timetable for his return is “not known” at this point. Doughty skated on wed here in gundo btw – talked to him afterward and all seemed fine -:) — lisa dillman (@reallisa) ...

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
September 19, 2014 9:34 am

Training camp groups, schedule

GROUP A Goalies Patrik Bartosak Brandon Maxwell Jonathan Quick Defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk Drew Doughty Nick Ebert Stephen Harper Zachary Leslie Roland McKeown Brayden McNabb Jacob Middleton Colin Miller Jake Muzzin Jeff Schultz Centers Mike Amadio Anze Kopitar Jake Marchment Conor McGlynn Nick Shore Jarret Stoll Left Wingers Andy Andreoff Justin Auger Kyle Clifford Marian Gaborik David Van der Gulik Right Wingers Dustin Brown Adam Cracknell Trevor Lewis Jordan Nolan Valentin ...

Evan Gole / National Hockey League
September 18, 2014 5:49 pm

2014-15 Training Camp preview

Other than the occasional popping of bottles, there was little noise made during what will be remembered as a triumphant but procedural off-season in Los Angeles. There were no contract holdouts, no spats over trades gone sour, no high profile executives leaving the organization. The few transactions in the front office were those that brought about promotions (John Stevens), extensions (Davis Payne and Bill Ranford), and a full-time gig to ...

Christian Petersen / Getty Images Sport
September 18, 2014 9:45 am

Putting the kids to bed: September 18

Yes, this is a misleading title. It’s 9:45 a.m., so we’re obviously not putting any kids to bed. And I don’t even have any kids, so this title just makes zero sense to begin with. But after rookie games last year, I used the same title, and so for the purpose of continuity, here’s a mid-morning refresher on the two rookie games that took place in Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday ...

Harry How / Getty Images Sport
September 18, 2014 9:06 am

Several Kings references in Teemu vs Boudreau

In his newly released autobiography, Teemu Selanne, one of the greatest wings to ever play hockey and the most revered player in Anaheim Ducks history, slammed Bruce Boudreau, the coach who has led the Ducks to back-to-back Pacific Division Championships. The book, titled Teemu, was written in Finnish, though snippets have been translated to English via Google Translate, and Helsinki and Vancouver-based Finnish reporter Juha Hiitela has shared several brief ...

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