Halpern’s role

What role will Jeff Halpern end up playing for the Kings? It could be any number of roles — as Terry Murray explains below — but for now, it seems Halpern will remain as the Kings’ fourth-line center, likely between Scott Parse and Rich Clune. Here’s what Murray said about defining Halpern’s role going forward…

MURRAY: “That’s something I want to discuss with him. I haven’t had that chance yet, since he just arrived. He’s a pretty good player. If you look at his resume, he’s added a lot to teams that he’s played on. I’m not going to pigeon-hole him into that fourth-line center iceman. He played right wing when he was in Tampa. He played with Lecavalier on the right side. That’s a pretty important position. He has flexibility. I know he can move up and be a third-line center iceman. I know he can do good things. That’s just a discussion I want to sit with him and have, and it will happen pretty soon. Not today, probably, but pretty soon.”

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