Marco Sturm

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Sturm stepping into bigger role

In the third period of Thursday's game against Edmonton, Marco Sturm moved up to the first line with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. Sturm's first five periods with the Kings were spent on the fourth line, as Terry Murray wanted to ease Sturm back into the NHL after Sturm spent the summer, and the fi... Read More
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Elevation day for Sturm

This morning's skate has Marco Sturm in a first-line role with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, so presumably that's how they will play tonight. The Stoll and Handzus lines have the same look, and we'll see later what Terry Murray has in mind for the fourth line. On defense, the Kings have Rob Scuderi... Read More
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Slow, steady growth for Sturm

As posted earlier, there aren't expected to be any lineup changes for the Kings tonight, which means Marco Sturm's second Kings game will be like the first, with him skating on the fourth line with Trevor Lewis and Alexei Ponikarovsky. Murray said that, soon, he will start easing Sturm into other si... Read More
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Sturm back in action tonight

It's been a long road back to the NHL for Marco Sturm -- who hurt his knee in a May 1 playoff game -- but the road ends tonight, as Sturm will make his Kings debut in a fourth-line role against Colorado. Sturm participated in this morning's optional skate. Sturm's play and conditioning will ultimate... Read More
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Tuesday practice update; Sturm in

Marco Sturm will be in the Kings' lineup tonight, on the fourth line with Trevor Lewis and Alexei Ponikarovsky. Kevin Westgarth is scheduled to be the healthy scratch. Daniel Winnik, who missed the last game with flu symptoms, is expected to be back in the Colorado lineup tonight. More notes and ... Read More
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Murray: Sturm seems ready to go

Barring any last-minute change of mind or heart, it appears as though Marco Sturm will get in his first NHL game since May 1 (when he suffered a major knee injury) tomorrow when the Kings play Colorado. After today's practice, in which Sturm skated in a fourth-line role, Sturm said he would talk to ... Read More
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Monday practice update; Sturm in?

It's not set in stone, but it seems likely that Marco Sturm will make his Kings debut tomorrow night in a fourth-line role. Terry Murray said Sturm indicated, during practice today, that he felt ready to play, and Murray said he would ease Sturm into the lineup in a fourth-line role, and build towar... Read More
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Sturm on Tuesday? Maybe, maybe not

Marco Sturm is inching toward his Kings debut, and to his first NHL action since he tore up his knee in a May 1 playoff game. Terry Murray seems to be chomping at the bit to get Sturm into Tuesday's game at Colorado, but Sturm seems a bit less certain about that. Sturm got in his fourth consecutive ... Read More
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Sturm debut on the horizon?

It's increasingly likely that Marco Sturm will make his Kings debut before the team returns to Los Angeles. The Dec. 23 home game against Edmonton had been the target date, but Terry Murray had left open the possibility of Sturm playing earlier. Now, it seems as though Murray is seeing that as more ... Read More