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October 5, 2015 5:22 pm

Schultz’s purpose: “Coming into each game like it was my last”

For the second straight season, defenseman Jeff Schultz held a mid-summer party in which a hockey trophy was toasted as a guest of honor. This summer, that guest wasn’t the Stanley Cup – as it was in the summer of 2014 – but rather the Calder Cup, which he won as a member of the Manchester Monarchs. “Yeah, I was fortunate again to have another party,” he said. “It was […]

October 5, 2015 3:55 pm

New numbers!

Via @LAKingsPR, four players will wear numbers different from those they’ve previously worn: Derek Forbort – 7 (previously 84) Previously worn by: Terry Gray, Bryan Campbell, Skip Krake, Dick Duff, Real Lemieux, Mike Murphy, Phil Sykes, Tomas Sandstrom, Jim Paek, Dan Quinn, Kevin Brown, Ed Olczyk, Steve McKenna, Nelson Emerson, Jaroslav Bednar, Cliff Ronning, Derek Armstrong, Rob Scuderi, Andrej Sekera Christian Ehrhoff – 10 (previously 44) Previously worn by: Howie […]

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October 5, 2015 2:35 pm

October 5 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On his assessment of training camp: We’ve had a good camp. We want to be a playoff team, and we’ve had a good attitude, a good workmanlike attitude the whole camp. On the focus over the upcoming days of practice: I think just continuing to work on what we did at training camp. We’re trying to build our game, and we still want to see the chemistry. I know because […]

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October 5, 2015 1:43 pm

King injured; Muzzin, Greene updates; line rushes

Leave it to the final preseason game to throw the expectations of the formation of the Kings’ roster into doubt. The significant news is that Dwight King suffered an injury early in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Colorado. “Kinger’s going to be out for an extended period of time,” Darryl Sutter said. “Blocked a shot, first period. Hit with a shot, so he’s out.” King played through the injury but did […]

Juan Ocampo / NHLI
October 5, 2015 11:59 am

McBain, Berube, LoVerde on waivers; decisions remain

The Los Angeles Kings placed defenseman Jamie McBain on waivers earlier today, according to a source in hockey operations. Via media reports, goaltender J-F Berube and defenseman Vincent LoVerde were also placed on waivers. Today is a heavy waiver day in the NHL, as teams must pare their rosters down to 23 players by Tuesday afternoon. It will be learned by Tuesday morning whether these players have cleared so that […]

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October 5, 2015 7:31 am

Kopitar notes from ESPN.com

Pushed down while I was getting stories out on Friday and preparing for Saturday’s broadcast, I neglected to post links to several interesting ESPN.com articles regarding the Kings’ contract negotiations with Anze Kopitar. As a continued disclaimer, this is a reminder that today is the fifth day of October, and you should not at all be worried or concerned that Kopitar, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent […]

October 3, 2015 10:34 pm

October 3 postgame quotes: Sutter, Forbort

Darryl Sutter, on the 4-0 win over Colorado: Played a good, solid game. We had good speed. It was probably our best game in terms of going as five guys all the time. It just looked a little bit more connected in the game. Sutter, on whether he likes where the team is at after the preseason: Yeah. We’ve had a good attitude al the way through it. You know […]

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