Tim / Ironsight|Design
September 28, 2014 12:57 pm

September 28 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether winning is important at all in the preseason: Couldn’t care less. I haven’t even looked at stats or anything. We’re just trying to get everybody to try to do things right. There are some young players that you want to relax, and there are some young players that you want to not relax, and you want the guys you trust to get their game. On whether he was ...

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September 28, 2014 12:35 pm

Doughty, Stoll, Quick cleared, but won’t play tonight

The steady drumbeat of encouraging news regarding several high profile Kings’ attempts to return from injuries continued on Sunday when Darryl Sutter confirmed that Drew Doughty (upper-body), Jarret Stoll (hip surgery) and Jonathan Quick (wrist surgery) have been cleared to play and are on the verge of returning to the lineup for the final slate of preseason games. None of the three are expected to play tonight. Marian Gaborik, who ...

Sunday morning in El Segundo
September 28, 2014 10:28 am

Sunday morning lineup notes

-A very fine Sunday morning to you and to your fantasy football teams. The Kings’ non-game group took the ice shortly before 10:00 a.m. this morning, which should confirm the lineup LAKI scrawled down during yesterday’s morning session. -Expect the following players to suit up tonight in Anaheim: Forwards: Andreoff, Carter, Cracknell, Dowd, King, Nolan, Pearson, Richards, Shore, Toffoli, Van der Gulik, Williams Defensemen: Greene, LoVerde, McNabb, Muzzin, Regehr, Voynov ...

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September 27, 2014 2:59 pm

Talking progression – and possession – with Dwight King

Dwight King has been skating opposite Justin Williams thus far in training camp and didn’t raise an eyebrow when learning about his right wing’s supreme possession metrics. “It doesn’t surprise me,” King said. “He’s a guy who wants the puck on his stick when he’s out there and doesn’t give it away too easily, so it’s great to have him on our team.” On Thursday night, it was King who ...

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September 27, 2014 2:03 pm

Doughty getting closer to his preseason debut

Drew Doughty, who was unable to participate in on-ice activities at the outset of training camp due to an upper-body injury suffered during a summer on-ice training session, offered an encouraging appraisal of where he stands in his attempt to return to game action. “Everything’s good,” he said. “No problems, so I’m good to go whenever.” He didn’t say when he expects to play, though Darryl Sutter has previously said ...

Saturday Morning in El Segundo
September 27, 2014 12:21 pm

A few Saturday morning practice notes

Several notes from the Kings’ two practices at Toyota Sports Center on Saturday morning: -The Kings split practices today into two groups, with the first group taking the ice at 9:45 a.m. and the second group following at roughly 11:15. Given that we’re expecting a 9:45 a.m. morning skate tomorrow, and that there were 20 players on the ice for the morning practice, the tea leaves would indicate that the ...

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September 26, 2014 2:48 pm

Second round of cuts made

As foretold by Darryl Sutter during last night’s post-game press conference, the Kings made their second round of cuts on Friday, assigning 10 players to Manchester in preparation for the Monarchs’ training camp in addition to returning Valentin Zykov and Alex Lintuniemi back to their junior teams. Jeff Deslauriers was also released from his professional tryout, yet another indication that Jonathan Quick’s recovery is progressing as planned. Heading to Manchester ...

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