Kings Rumors & News

  • Robitaille confident Kings will keep Doughty

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille has no plans to lose defenceman Drew Doughty to free agency in 2019. Robitaille told TSN Radio 1050 Toronto on Wednesday the team plans to make every effort to re-sign the 28-year-old, who has spent his entire career with the Kings. “For us, we love..." February 15

  • With Jeff Carter's return expected soon, Kings should get a boost on offense even without a trade

    Los Angeles Times "The return of Jeff Carter is moving closer to reality, but will it be enough for the Kings to push through to the playoffs? Kings general manager Rob Blake is in the unique situation of needing to improve the offense with the Feb. 26 trade deadline approaching, while also having a fallback..." February 15

  • LA Kings Recall Forward Michael Mersch from Ontario Reign

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have recalled forward Michael Mersch from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Mersch has appeared in 45 games this season with the Reign, posting 33 points (18-15=33), a plus-4 rating and eight penalty..." February 14

  • What will Dion Phaneuf bring to the Los Angeles Kings?

    Sportsnet "After refusing to waive his no-movement clause in the summer and be exposed in the expansion draft to the Vegas Golden Knights (which he was fully entitled to do) Dion Phaneuf was traded from the floundering Ottawa Senators to the possibly playoff bound Los Angeles Kings. A few things have..." February 14

  • Los Angeles Kings Still Looking For Scoring Winger

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings added a big name on their blue line last night, bringing in Dion Phaneuf from the Ottawa Senators for almost nothing but money. Now, according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the team is still looking for a “mid-level scoring winger” to help them into the playoffs. The..." February 14

  • Dion Phaneuf, Nate Thompson Dealt To Los Angeles For Marian Gaborik

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After much speculation, TSN’s Darren Dreger tweets that the Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings have agreed to a deal that will send Marian Gaborik and Nate Thompson to Ottawa for Dion Phaneuf and Nick Shore. The deal will also see Ottawa absorb 25% of Phaneuf’s cap hit." February 13

  • Kings' Dustin Brown suspended one game for hit on Tampa Bay's Mikhail Sergachev

    Los Angeles Times "The Kings will be without Dustin Brown when they face the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday after the forward was suspended one game following a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety. Brown was penalized for kneeing Tampa Bay defenseman Mikhail Sergachev in the second period of..." February 12

  • Dustin Brown to have hearing with Dept. Player Safety

    LA Kings Insider "Forward Dustin Brown will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Sunday for his kneeing penalty on Tampa Bay defenseman Mikhail Sergachev in their game Sunday. The play happened at the 14:30 mark of the second period and Brown received a five-minute major and a game..." February 11

  • Doughty confident Kings will make playoff push

    NHL.com "Drew Doughty had fun at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, but the defenseman is itching to get back to the Los Angeles Kings for what he believes will be a fruitful second-half pursuit of a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "I 100 percent believe we are going to make a push to get in..." January 30

  • Jonathan Quick Placed On Injured Reserve; Jack Campbell Recalled

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it is not believed to be a major injury, Jonathan Quick has nevertheless been placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings retroactive to January 24th. The Kings have recalled Jack Campbell from the AHL to take Quick’s spot for at least one game. Because Quick pulled out of the..." January 29

  • Kings G Quick out of All-Star Game

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will miss the NHL All-Star Game, with Kings GM Rob Blake saying the goalie needs to take care of some nagging injuries. "Kings GM Rob Blake confirms Jonathan Quick is pulling out of All-Star Game," TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun tweeted, adding Quick is..." January 24

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Blue Jackets Acquire Jeff Zatkoff from Kings

    Hockey Fights "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Jeff Zatkoff from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for future considerations, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He has been assigned to the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters. Zatkoff, 30, is 18-21-4 with a 2.72..." January 22

  • Justin Schultz on Dustin Brown hit: ‘There was plenty of time to not do that’

    Sportsnet "Dustin Brown is no stranger to controversial hits. The 33-year-old King has for years been known as one of the NHL’s hardest hitters and often toes the line when he delivers them. Though Brown has only been suspended once in his career — a three-game sitdown in 2013 after elbowing Jason..." January 19

  • Kings' Brown fined $10K for cross-check on Schultz

    LA Kings Insider "LA Kings forward Dustin Brown has been fined $10,000 by the NHL. The fine from the NHL Department of Player Safety was assessed after Brown’s major penalty for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz during last night’s game. " January 19

  • Carter skates for second straight day, remains out indefinitely for Kings

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter skated again on Wednesday, a day after taking the ice for the first time since sustaining a lacerated ankle tendon during a game Oct. 18. "Carter just went on the ice a couple of days ago. By himself," Kings general manager Rob Blake told NHL.com on..." January 17

  • Blue Jackets claim Jussi Jokinen off waivers from Kings

    Sportsnet "The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed forward Jussi Jokinen off of waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. Jokinen has one goal and five assists this season, split between the Kings and Edmonton Oilers. Los Angeles acquired the Finnish winger from Edmonton on Nov. 14 in a trade for Mike..." January 17

  • Injured Kings center Jeff Carter is finally back on ice skating

    Los Angeles Times "The long road of recovery for Jeff Carter has seen a significant sign of progress, just as the Kings changed out some parts to prevent the wheels from falling off. Carter has begun skating on his own, according to general manager Rob Blake on Tuesday in what represents the biggest news yet in..." January 17

  • Kings place F Jokinen on waivers

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings have placed winger Jussi Jokinen on waivers, just two months after acquiring the veteran from the Edmonton Oilers. Jokinen, 34, has just one goal and four assists in 18 games with Los Angeles after posting a single assist over 14 contests with the Oilers earlier this..." January 16

  • Ducks’ Cogliano to have hearing for hit on Kings’ Kempe

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano will have a hearing with the NHL over an interference penalty he took in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Cogliano was given two minutes for interference after he hit Kings forward Adrian Kempe with a high shot at open ice...." January 14

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Oilers’ Patrick Maroon to have hearing for hit on Drew Doughty

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers forward Pat Maroon will have a hearing Wednesday for his hit on Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty. The play occurred late in the second period of the Oilers’ 5-0 loss to the Kings Tuesday. Doughty was skating behind the Kings’ net when Maroon hit him in the head with his..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Marian Gaborik plays game No. 1,000 on Friday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Marian Gaborik has already hit two milestones that end in double zeroes this season. On Friday night, and at the world’s most famous arena, he hit his first that ends in three. Gaborik took to the ice at Madison Sqaure Garden in his 1,000th NHL game as the Los Angeles Kings took on the New..." December 16

  • NHL exec’s wife says Trump ‘was aggressive’ with her in elevator

    Page Six "Another woman has come forward with an accusation against President Donald Trump. Stacia Robitaille — who’s married to hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille — tweeted on Monday, “I was once on a elevator alone with @realDonaldTrump (& a man w/him) at Madison Square Gardens [sic]. He was..." December 12

  • Kings’ Drew Doughty doesn’t care if skeptics remain

    L.A. Daily News "Eight consecutive victories easily makes the Kings the hottest team in hockey – no other team has a winning streak of more than four games. But the Kings are coming off a season in which they failed to make the playoffs, so there are still skeptics. The Kings went 4-0-0 on their most recent..." December 12

  • Jonathan Quick has made his presence felt on the ice and behind the scenes for the Kings

    Los Angeles Times "Kings general manager Rob Blake notices it the most away from the ice. It could be between periods or at practice. Blake will pick up on the mood when he makes his way through the hallway or passes through the Kings’ locker room. There, in those closed-door moments of preparation or rest, Blake..." December 12

  • How good are the red-hot Kings, really?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings play beyond a lot of people’s sleepy times, so many might have missed this, but they’re once again boiling-hot right now, what with their seven-game winning streak. While the St. Louis Blues are up there with them, the Kings came into Friday leading the Western Conference..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Canucks make a late night snack run, acquiring Nic Dowd for Jordan Subban

    Vancouver Courier "With both Bo Horvat and Brandon Sutter hitting the injured reserve, the Canucks took a cold, hard look at their depth at centre and evidently didn’t like what they saw. While there’s little the Canucks can do to replace a first-line centre like Bo Horvat, they could do something about the bottom..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Making sense of Doughty and Karlsson’s contract comments

    Sportsnet "Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson share a lot in common, from their draft year to their status as perennial Norris Trophy contenders, so it’s no surprise they’d be looking to land similar paycheques on the open market. Doughty made it clear that he’ll be consulting Karlsson when the time comes for..." December 03

  • Olympic hopes in doubt for Jarome Iginla

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Thursday, Hockey Canada announced its 25-man roster for this month’s Channel One Cup tournament in Moscow. There are plenty of names on the list that will stick out to you like Derek Roy, Rene Bourque, Gilbert Brule, P.A. Parenteau, Simon Despres and Ben Scrivens. One name that’s been..." December 01

  • Jarome Iginla Will Not Play In Spengler Cup

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Olympic dream for Jarome Iginla could be over, as the veteran forward will not be ready to play in the upcoming Spengler Cup according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Hockey Canada has been clear that they want to see Iginla playing at a high level before naming him to a potential Olympic roster,..." November 30

  • Drew Doughty already considering his approach to 2019 free agent superclass

    The Athletic "He knows it’s going to be a thing. Drew Doughty knows that the closer it gets to the summer of 2019, when he could hit free agency, the more often he’s going to be asked about his future. And not only his future, but the future of some of the best defensemen in the league. Right now, he..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Kings activate Gaborik from injured reserve

    Sportsnet "The Los Angeles Kings activated forward Marian Gaborik from injured reserve and inserted him into the lineup prior to a road game against the Arizona Coyotes Friday, the team announced in a press release. The 35-year-old Trencin, Slovakia native had been recovering from off-season knee..." November 25

  • Kings Place Brooks Laich On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Following Thursday’s acquisition of Torrey Mitchell from the Canadiens, the Kings have placed center Brooks Laich on waivers, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link). Laich attended training camp with Los Angeles but wasn’t given a contract at that time. He did, however, remain..." November 24

  • NHL staffer sues ‘Bailey the Lion’ for allegedly groping his butt

    L.A. Daily News "The man who appears at Los Angeles Kings games as team mascot “Bailey” was sued Wednesday by a dishwasher for allegedly groping the defendant’s buttocks in a Staples Center elevator in 2016. Maso Griffin’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit names as defendants Tim Smith and his employer, Kings’..." November 24

  • Torrey Mitchell traded to Los Angeles Kings

    NHL.com "The Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday afternoon in exchange for a fifth-round conditional pick in 2018. With respect to the condition, if the Kings make the playoffs then the Canadiens receive their own fourth-round pick in 2018 back - which was..." November 23

  • Brown making the most of chance to be core piece again for Kings

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown didn't get his groove back overnight. It only seemed that way. Brown will tell you that his first inkling that things could be different this season came in the summer when he met with John Stevens, who had been promoted from assistant to coach,..." November 18

  • Oilers acquire Cammalleri from Kings for Jokinen

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Mike Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jussi Jokinen. Cammalleri has three goals and seven points in 15 games this season, his second stint with the Kings after signing a one-year contract with the team on July 1. Jokinen has just one..." November 14

  • Peter Budaj excited to face former team, the Kings

    Tampa Bay Times "For Lightning veteran backup Peter Budaj, tonight's expected start in Los Angeles is something special. Had it not been for the Kings, Budaj, 35, may not still be in the league. Two years ago, Budaj thought his pro career might have been over, having lost all 15 starts for Winnipeg's AHL..." November 09

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Kings’ decision to make Dustin Brown ‘important guy’ paying off

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the better part of the last decade, the Los Angeles Kings have been known for their defensive style of play. That’s the way former head coach Darryl Sutter liked to run things. Now, under new head coach John Stevens, things have changed quite a bit. The team still prides itself on playing good..." October 27

  • Confusion reigns after Jonathan Quick concussion protocol episode

    Pro Hockey Talk "The end of the first period in Monday’s Maple Leafs-Kings game brought us a big moment of confusion involving LA goaltender Jonathan Quick. With three minutes to play, Quick took a blow to the head during a scramble in front of his net. He fell backwards into his crease, and grabbed at his..." October 24

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Kings sign Laich to two-way deal

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings have signed veteran forward Brooks Laich to a two-way deal for the league minimum, confirms TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie says the Laich deal was in place before forward Jeff Carter went down with an injury Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens...." October 19

  • Kings F Carter out indefinitely after surgery

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings centre Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a laceration on his left leg. The two-time All-Star was injured late in the first period of his team's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Carter left the ice after being hit into the..." October 19