Purcell staying in

After his nine-game absence, Teddy Purcell returned to the Kings’ lineup Thursday, played 11 minutes, 29 seconds, and had two shots on goal. Purcell started out on the fourth line but moved up to the third line later in the game, in place of Scott Parse. I asked Terry Murray today whether Purcell would stay in the lineup…

MURRAY: “I’m going to keep him in. Teddy showed enough there. He tried to do some good things with the puck. He turned it over, I know, a couple times because of a possession attitude, and wanting to do something right, but I’m going to keep him in here against a high-skilled team tomorrow.”

Somewhat strangely, even though Purcell’s power-play acumen was one of the stated reasons for his return to the lineup, Purcell did not get a power-play shift against Buffalo.

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