`Recovery’ day for Kings

The Kings had been scheduled for an early-afternoon practice today in Calgary, but late last night Darryl Sutter decided to call it off and give the team a “recovery day.” It’s funny how coaches insist on certain terms for certain things. Under many coaches, today would simply be called a “day off.” Andy Murray used to use the term “necessary skate,” when the standard terminology is “optional skate.” Murray went with the premise that it wasn’t “optional,” but that players who felt it was necessary to be on the ice should skate. So, for some of us, today is a “necessary day off.” But there will be a few more notes to come. The Kings will have a morning skate at 11:30 a.m. local time tomorrow (10:30 a.m. Pacific).

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