Sunday skate update; Bernier in

Jonathan Bernier will start in goal tonight, with the Kings also facing a game in San Jose tomorrow night and a total of four games in five nights. Peter Harrold and Kevin Westgarth are expected to be the healthy scratches and the Kings will go with a fourth line of Brad Richardson, Trevor Lewis and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

The team will fly to San Jose after tonight’s game, but Willie Mitchell will stay behind with strength and conditioning coach Tim Adams and will start skating, along with significant off-ice work. And, as Terry Murray reminded me, it’s Boxing Day! More notes and quotes to come…

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