Getting back to the actual on-ice news for a bit, here’s a rundown of the Kings’ injured skates (and non-skaters), in terms of most likely to return. Alec Martinez is fully cleared and can play whenever the coaching staff deems it so. Justin Williams did not practice today, after taking a shot off the hand last night, and his status for tomorrow is not yet known. Willie Mitchell participated in a full practice, and his status for tomorrow’s game might be a morning decision (Murray did say that Martinez and Mitchell would not both return tomorrow). Mike Richards has not skated since taking a hit to the head last Thursday. Here’s the rundown, from Terry Murray, on each player…
MURRAY: “Mitchell, full practice. He looked really good, skated and participated in all the drills, looked comfortable. I’ll have a conversation with him here, after, to see where he’s at for tomorrow.’’
(on whether he expects Williams to play tomorrow…)
MURRAY: “Well, I do expect it. I don’t know that for absolute. He will get treatment today, come in tomorrow and give us a feel as to how he’s doing.’’
MURRAY: “Richards is progressing. That’s all I can say. That’s all I know, really. He’s in every day, riding the bike, getting more acclimated, getting exercise and a feel for his own self.’’
MURRAY: “He’s been out there the last few days in practice, doing everything and feeling pretty comfortable. So it’s just a matter of getting everybody in here tomorrow and seeing how they’re doing.’’
Rules for Blog Commenting
Repeated violations of the blog rules will result in site bans, commensurate with the nature and number of offenses.
Please flag any comments that violate the site rules for moderation. For immediate problems regarding problematic posts, please email email@example.com.