Segal's departure

Brandon Segal had an up-and-down 25-game tenure with the Kings. He started well, and at one point became a lineup regular and rose to a position alongside Michal Handzus and Alexander Frolov, but his play, at times, also fell off to the point that he was a healthy scratch. Segal had one goal and one assist, and 20 penalty minutes, and now he’s off to his fifth NHL organization, following Nashville, Anaheim, Tampa Bay and the Kings. A good guy too. Here’s what Terry Murray said today about Segal’s stint with the Kings…

MURRAY: “If we could look at his best game that he played for us, where he was really competing and battling and doing the finishing on a consistent basis. If he had done that, we would certainly have wanted to keep him. But what happens is, it gets (high) and then it gets (low). The difference becomes too great, and predictability is hard. So for me to use that kind of performance, for me to be confident and look at him as a dependable player, it makes it hard. He’s a good kid. He’s got good size and moves around the ice pretty well. If he can bring that bottom end of his game back up to the middle, and show that kind of consistency, he’s going to be all right. He’s a good kid.”

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