Notes from this morning’s practice at Toyota Sports Center:
-A special visitor took the ice shortly before the full team today.
— Jack Wilson (@JACKaWILSON) November 19, 2014
He didn’t stick around to practice with the team. Per Dean Lombardi, Martinez is expected to miss one week after suffering a finger injury last Thursday that necessitated a surgical procedure. Whether he’ll be available against Carolina will be revealed during tomorrow’s morning skate.
-Lines! There were some adjustments, based on color coordinated practice jerseys.
White: Gaborik – Kopitar – Lewis
Yellow: Pearson – King – Carter – Toffoli
Green: Brown – Stoll – Williams
Purple: Andreoff – Clifford – Richards – Nolan
The noticeable adjustments include a reunion of Brown-Stoll-Williams and Pearson alongside King, Carter and Toffoli. Sutter was asked what Pearson had to do to get his game going again, and part of his response included this quote:
Sutter, on Pearson: "I think his whole game has to come back again in terms of the determination and the whole three-zone thing."
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) November 19, 2014
More to come on this subject this afternoon.
-The team took part in battle drills today, which allowed a close-up and slowed down look at some Drew Doughty stickhandling.