November 19 practice notes

Notes from this morning’s practice at Toyota Sports Center:

-A special visitor took the ice shortly before the full team today.

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:

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.

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