Waiting to talk to Sharks coach Todd McLellan, and for the start of the Kings' morning skate. It seems that the Sharks will be without injured Devin Setoguchi and Ryan Vesce, in addition to previously injured Joe Pavelski and Torrey Mitchell. The Sharks are coming off a 4-2 road trip...... Full Story
Justin Williams' injury, Scott Parse's promotion and Wayne Simmonds' emergence have changed the dynamics of the Kings considerably, and it has had a trickle-down impact on Teddy Purcell, who switched lines and also switched positions, from left wing to his natural right wing. It's a subtle change, b... Full Story
I'm excited to tell all of you that I'll be headed to Toronto next month for Luc Robitaille's Hall of Fame induction. I've never been to the Hall, so I'll be fired up to go there and, of course, bring you the best possible coverage of the entire event. The ceremony will be held on Nov. 9, and it sho... Full Story
Rob Scuderi felt remorse for his hit on Jason Chimera, but Terry Murray certainly doesn't feel any. Immediately after the game, Murray was adamant that the hit was legal, and on Tuesday, even after Scuderi's fine, Murray didn't back down from his assertion that Scuderi did nothing wrong.
MURRAY: `... Full Story
One more quick note, before the flight... Terry Murray said Jonathan Quick will be in goal for both of this week's back-to-back games, and that Erik Ersberg has not been penciled in for a game any time in the near future...
MURRAY: ``I have Quick in for both of these games. They're big games. We j... Full Story
Justin Williams will miss his fourth consecutive game tomorrow with his ever-mysterious lower-body injury. Terry Murray said Williams skated by himself for a half hour before Tuesday's practice, but Williams is not making the trip to San Jose. Murray indicated that Williams is making progress, but a... Full Story
After practice today, Rob Scuderi said he agreed that his check on Columbus' Jason Chimera was too low, and didn't argue the fine he received from the NHL yesterday. The maximum fine, per the collective bargaining agreement, is $1,000, so that's almost certainly what Scuderi got, although it hasn't ... Full Story
Ron Hextall says that everything checked out OK with the MRI on Jonathan Bernier's wrist yesterday, and that Bernier is scheduled to play for Manchester this weekend.
Everyone (except Williams) is on the ice for practice, with no line changes.... Full Story
Unless you're in other time zones, then it's afternoon reading. Well, you get the drift. Practice isn't until noon today, followed by a flight to San Jose, so here's a couple stories that you might not have caught.
First, a nice feature on Scott Parse in the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette, Parse's home... Full Story
It won't be announced by the league until early December, but Kings officials have been told that Los Angeles will host the NHL Entry Draft next June. It's still to be determined whether the event will be held at Staples Center or Nokia Center, but the dates will be June 25-26. By all accounts, it w... Full Story
Dean Lombardi just told me that Rob Scuderi will be fined but not suspended for his hit on Jason Chimera last night. Lombardi said he did not know the amount of the fine, and no amount has been disclosed by the league yet.
(EDIT) Also: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports that Derek Do... Full Story