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October 22, 2014 1:40 pm

October 22 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On what aspects of Brayden McNabb’s game provide him comfort when aligning McNabb alongside two different defensemen in Matt Greene and Drew Doughty: Well, we moved him with Greene because Jake is more comfortable with Drew than Brayden would be. And as you go deeper into the season, it’s not training camp when you’re just rolling four lines, especially when you’re playing higher powered teams. Sometimes you don’t want to ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
October 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Muzzin set to return Thursday

Jake Muzzin has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Kings and should be expected to be in the lineup for Thursday’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres. “I’m good to go. We got cleared, and I’m excited for tomorrow night,” Muzzin said. The prognosis on his upper-body injury was that he would need three weeks to recover. Tomorrow’s game comes three weeks to the day that he suffered ...

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
October 22, 2014 10:33 am

Lawyer: “there was no crime here,” per report; notes

Good morning from the Toyota Sports Center, where the Kings are practicing in advance of Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. Per the color coded jerseys at today’s practice, it is possible that we could see some adjusted lines during tomorrow’s game. More on those lines below. First, Slava Voynov’s lawyer, Craig Renetzky, spoke with Ken Campbell of The Hockey News and said “it’s clear to me there was no ...

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
October 22, 2014 8:19 am

Catching up with LAKings.com

A very fine early Wednesday morning to you and yours. I trust that those who were at the Meet the Players event downtown enjoyed their time with the Kings and did not get stuck in the same terrible traffic that threw a wrench into last year’s event. But enough of that; here are a few links and videos, courtesy of LAKings.com: There’s a new book available for purchase called The ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
October 21, 2014 4:35 pm

Kings respond to Voynov news

Dustin Brown, on what he and his teammates talked about regarding Slava Voynov: As us in a group in here, we’re just trying to focus on what we need to do on the ice. This is an unfortunate situation, it’s about the guys in here and how we handle it, it’s important that we stick together. Brown, on how to keep it from becoming a “major distraction”: By just talking ...

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
October 21, 2014 2:51 pm

Lombardi discusses Voynov situation

One thing noted by hockey operations earlier this morning and reiterated by Dean Lombardi in a discussion with team beat writers earlier today was that there is little precedence for the team’s situation as it relates to yesterday’s news regarding Slava Voynov. Voynov has been suspended indefinitely, and from the conversations LA Kings Insider had with hockey operations, his contract will continue to remain against the Kings’ salary cap, pending ...

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October 21, 2014 12:35 pm

October 21 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On his reaction to Slava Voynov’s situation: Obviously really concerned, not just from a hockey standpoint, but a personal standpoint. On how he keeps this from being a “major distraction” to the club: We’re pretty close as a team. It’s not just ‘team,’ it’s more of a family thing. We deal with distractions all the time. We’ve been able to handle a lot of adversity and pressure for three years ...

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