After the Kings' overtime loss to Pittsburgh, Terry Murray made a point of praising the effort of Wayne Simmonds, with Murray noting that Simmonds' game ``was one of the first times, in a little while, that he’s had his feet going, holding onto the puck, creating some offensive opportunities and bri... Full Story
As noted earlier, the Kings stayed with the same lines in practice this morning that they used in last night's game, meaning that the new-look line of center Trevor Lewis with wingers Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds will get a second game together. That line didn't generate much offense -- it combi... Full Story
First, the latest news. Scott Parse was on the ice today for the first time since he had hip surgery in November. Parse hit the ice in a practice jersey and sweat pants -- and skates, of course -- for some post-practice conditioning skating, but he's still probably looking at an early-March return, ... Full Story
Ryan Smyth was getting treatment, post-practice, so there was no immediate word on his condition after he got hit by a slap shot. Terry Murray said he thought Smyth might have been hit in the hamstring area, near the back or side of the leg.
The afternoon went far better for Wayne Simmonds, and M... Full Story
Just about the only positive news for the Kings in the past couple days was the revelation that Wayne Simmonds apparently won't be out of the lineup for long. Simmonds was hurt when he got his leg caught in a scrum during Saturday's game against Edmonton, and Simmonds did not join the Kings on the t... Full Story
With Wayne Simmonds out of the lineup for the next two games, Terry Murray said the Kings would not look to bring up a forward from the AHL, and would put Kevin Westgarth back into the lineup. The Kings practiced today with the same first line -- Ryan Smyth, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams -- and w... Full Story
After this morning's practice, Terry Murray said Wayne Simmonds -- who suffered a lower-body injury last night -- would not accompany the team to Dallas and St. Louis. Last night, Murray said Simmonds nearly returned to the game in the third period, but apparently Simmonds had some swelling this mor... Full Story
After the game, Terry Murray didn't disclose exactly what is/was bothering Wayne Simmonds, and caused him to miss the final 38 minutes of the game with a lower-body injury, but Murray did offer a rosier-than-expected update on Simmonds' status...
MURRAY: ``Quite honestly, we'll know better tomorr... Full Story
It was not surprising. In fact, in many ways it was expected. Nashville scored its third consecutive goal, in a span of less than seven minutes, to take a 3-2 lead with approximately five minutes remaining in the second period and, on the next shift, Wayne Simmonds fought Francis Bouillon. It's prac... Full Story
Wayne Simmonds' postgame thoughts…
(on allowing the tying goal early in the second period, then rebounding…)
SIMMONDS: ``I think that's been happening a lot to us lately. We have to start clamping down. We have to have better shifts after we score goals. i think that has happened quite a bit, ac... Full Story