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  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Blackhawks, Kings trying to adjust to in-season coaching changes "Patrick Kane remembers how successful the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings were a few seasons ago. "Yeah, for a while there, it was like ourselves and L.A. were the teams to beat in the West," the Blackhawks forward said Friday.  But times have..." November 18

  • After all these years, Kings defenseman Dion Phaneuf still inspires teammates and irritates opponents

    Los Angeles Times "A search of Dion Phaneuf’s name on Twitter is enough to confirm that he’s tailor-made for social media. He’s amusing and provocative. He’s hated and embraced. The latest example was a bit of both, from a recent game against the Calgary Flames. During..." November 16

  • Kings need to find solutions or their season of embarrassment will continue

    Los Angeles Times "The first step in the unwritten instruction book on how to salvage a bad season is to fire the coach. The Kings did that after they won four of their first 13 games and ranked last in the NHL in points, goals scored and goal differential. If step No. 1 doesn’t work — and..." November 15

  • Report: Los Angeles Kings Trade Tanner Pearson to the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Last Word On Hockey "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford sent Twitter abuzz this morning. At a press conference announcing his contract extension, he also told reporters that the team had made a trade, but could not confirm details until after the trade call has been completed...." November 14

  • Cal Petersen Recalled from Reign, Jack Campbell Out 4-to-6 Weeks "The LA Kings have recalled goaltender Cal Petersen from the Ontario Reign, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced this morning. Petersen is expected to practice with the Kings this morning. Kings goaltender Jack Campbell suffered a meniscus tear in his..." November 12

  • Scheifele, Morrissey explain what Oates will bring to LA Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mark Scheifele texts back and forth with Adam Oates nearly every day. The two review clips Oates has cut for the Winnipeg Jets forward, and Oates offers some ideas of small adjustments Scheifele can make in practice to help better translate to game nights. As one of several..." November 10

  • Kings' Jaret Anderson-Dolan to undergo wrist surgery

    CBS Sports "Anderson-Dolan (wrist) is preparing to have surgery in Los Angeles and will miss six to eight weeks of action, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Anderson-Dolan (wrist) is one of LA's more impressive prospects and prior to going down with an injury, the 19-year-old had recorded two..." November 06

  • Kopitar, Kings teammates take responsibility for Stevens firing "Anze Kopitar and his teammates took responsibility for the Los Angeles Kings firing coach John Stevens and pledged to play better for new coach Willie Desjardins. "We didn't play up to our potential and we know it, and [Stevens] lost the job because of it," Kopitar said..." November 06

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Will Stevens firing trigger more change for beleaguered Kings?

    The Score "If it wasn’t already, the clock is officially ticking on this iteration of the Los Angeles Kings. Head coach John Stevens, fired Sunday morning by general manager Rob Blake, has taken the fall for a 4-8-1 squad sitting last in offense and 23rd in..." November 05

  • Kings Name Willie Desjardins Interim Head Coach

    SI "The Kings have fired head coach John Stevens 13 games into the 2018-19 season, the club announced Sunday. Willie Desjardins has been named Los Angeles' interim head coach. Stevens had led the Kings to a 4-8-1 record this season. Los Angeles' nine points were tied..." November 04

  • Kings fire coach John Stevens

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings have fired head coach John Stevens, reports Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times. The dismissal comes with the Kings sitting in last place in the Western Conference with a 4-8-1 record. A 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday was evidently not..." November 04

  • Kings’ Alec Martinez Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings have the worst record in the NHL right now at 3-7-1. Trade interest in top players comes with that territory. The newest name that has GM Rob Blake’s phones ringing is veteran defenseman Alec Martinez. TSN’s Darren Dreger..." November 02

  • Slava Voynov Has Applied For NHL Reinstatement

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Slava Voynov, former Los Angeles Kings defenseman that was suspended because of a domestic abuse case, has been trying to find a way back into the NHL since leaving the KHL after last season. Today, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period and Sirius XM NHL Network Radio tweets that..." November 01

  • Jonathan Quick Out Indefinitely Following Surgery to Repair Torn Meniscus "The LA Kings have announced that Jonathan Quick is out indefinitely following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. Earlier this season, Quick was forced to go on injured reserve and missed five games due to a lower-body injury. "Injuries do happen and not sure..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Kings coach John Stevens addresses job status as losses mount

    L.A. Daily News "Kings coach John Stevens knows what it’s like to get canned during a season. It happened to him during the 2009-10 campaign, when a highly touted Philadelphia team axed him 25 games into that season following a 13-11-1 start. The Kings (2-7-1, 5 points) will take a six-game..." October 29

  • The end could be nigh for Kings coach John Stevens

    Pro Hockey Talk "We have yet to see a coaching change this season but that could change in relatively quick order. John Stevens has already been on the hot seat with the Los Angeles Kings. With each loss that’s piled up over their six-game losing streak, the faint whispers have turned into..." October 28

  • Dustin Brown to make season debut vs. Rangers

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings winger Dustin Brown has been activated from the injured reserve and will make his first appearance of the season Sunday vs. the New York Rangers. Brown missed the first 10 games of the season after he broke his finger during the preseason. " October 28

  • Kings lose Quick again to lower-body injury

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  • Kings' Kyle Clifford Fined for Kneeing

    Hockey Fights "Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford has been fined $4,301.08, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for kneeing Minnesota Wild forward Jordan Greenway during NHL Game No. 138 in Minnesota on Thursday, Oct. 25, the National Hockey League’s Department of..." October 26

  • Kings general manager Rob Blake addresses the team's struggles

    Los Angeles Times "  After more than 18 months as Kings general manager, Rob Blake recorded a first last..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Jaret Anderson-Dolan assigned to WHL, Sean Walker called up from the Reign

    Jewels From The Crown "With the clock ticking on Jaret Anderson-Dolan’s Entry Level Contract kicking in, the Kingsdecided today to reassign him back to the WHL, where he will rejoin the Spokane Chiefs. While Anderson-Dolan showed that he can compete at the NHL level, the..." October 22

  • Kings hold closed-door meeting after fourth straight loss "The Los Angeles Kings held a closed-door meeting that lasted almost 20 minutes after losing their fourth straight game Saturday. With a 5-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Staples Center, the Kings have been outscored 21-5 during the losing streak, including 12-3 in a two-game homestand..." October 21

  • Kings' Quick activated off IR, projected to start vs. Islanders

    The Score "Jonathan Quick is back. The Los Angeles Kings have activated their star goaltender off injured reserve after a five-game absence with a lower-body injury, the team announced. The 32-year-old is projected to start Thursday against the New York Islanders. Quick only played in..." October 18

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Kovalchuk hasn’t cured Kings’ power play yet

    Pro Hockey Talk "The general consensus was that, while age might catch up to 35-year-old Ilya Kovalchuk during his return to the NHL, his scoring touch would at least pay dividends for the Los Angeles Kings’ power play. The good news is that Kovalchuk has been a gem at even strength, firing a..." October 16

  • Doughty: I floated interest in Leafs so Kings 'didn't try to screw me'

    The Score "Drew Doughty famously negotiated his eight-year, $88-million extension with the Los Angeles Kings in the offseason without the help of an agent, and he apparently picked a solid tactic to land a deal to his liking. Last offseason, the London, Ontario native admitted his interest in..." October 15

  • Kings' kids are all right with ageless Carter on their line

    Los Angeles Times "If it were a movie, it would be called “The Curious Case of Jeff Carter.” As he gets older, his linemates get younger. For years Carter was, semi-jokingly, a father figure to Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson. Lately,..." October 15

  • Campbell relishing success with Kings after rough road to NHL "Jack Campbell was scrambling to shed his goalie gear in the Los Angeles Kings dressing room following a 3-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, stuffing things into an equipment bag as reporters gathered in front of him. Beside him, Kings backup goalie Peter Budaj was in..." October 12

  • Ilya Kovalchuk draws praise from Kings teammates for his passing

    L.A. Daily News "Much of the talk after Sunday night’s 4-2 Kings victory over Detroit centered on the goaltending of Jack Campbell. He stopped 36 of 38 shots while filling in for the injured Jonathan Quick, who earlier in the day was put on injured reserve with a lower-body..." October 10

  • Los Angeles Kings’ Jonathan Quick is day-to-day

    Los Angeles Times "Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the team announced Sunday. Quick was not on the ice at the team’s morning skate and backup Jack Campbell will likely be in net when the Kings play the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center. The injury occurred in..." October 07

  • Quick lands on IR after suffering injury in practice

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings have placed goaltender Jonathan Quick on injured reserve, the club announced Sunday. Quick was initially deemed day to day Sunday after sustaining an injury in Saturday's practice. " October 07

  • Are the Los Angeles Kings in trouble already?

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Kansas City Royals used to be a disaster in the regular season, they’d have this wonderful preseason run where they’d build up the hope of their fans, only to tear it down when games became meaningful. It really outlined how insignificant preseason games were as a..." October 01

  • Kings' Dustin Brown out indefinitely with broken finger

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings will be without forward Dustin Brown indefinitely, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott as the team reports that he has broken his finger. The team released their own statement saying that Brown will miss the first portion..." September 30

  • Ilya Kovalchuk quickly getting up to speed with Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "We’ll see how the skills we witnessed over 11 NHL seasons are following five years home in the KHL, but Ilya Kovalchuk is off to a good start after his first two preseason games with the Los Angeles Kings. After picking up an assist in their first game, the 35-year-old..." September 21

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Chrissy Teigen as a hockey goalie? LA Kings offer a tryout via Twitter to supermodel

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Kings are holding tryouts for emergency backup goaltender this weekend and would love to see supermodel Chrissy Teigen strap on the pads. The emergency backup goalie is the player who fills in when the projected starter for a game is sick or injured and can't..." September 21

  • Kings prospect is studying one of the best

    Los Angeles Times "Many young defensemen will cue up videos of today’s stars to learn the nuances of the position. Kings prospect Kale Clague dipped a tad further into the archives this summer when he studied Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom. “He’s maybe the best ever,” Clague..." September 19

  • Tryout contract with Kings gives Emerson Etem another shot at NHL

    Los Angeles Times "Emerson Etem was the face of the Southern California hockey movement when he broke into the NHL six years ago. He was the local boy who made it. Etem was back to scoring goals on his home turf Sunday, but under much different circumstances. Etem is attempting to get back in the NHL,..." September 17

  • Kings GM: Jeff Carter's ankle improving, but will never be the same after skate cut

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Kings were expecting to have a lot of healthy players returning to the fold this season, most especially Jeff Carter, who went down after six games last year when he was cut with a skate across his left leg, cutting tendons and requiring surgery. The 33-year-old finally returned..." September 16

  • Karlsson trade 'quite a bit bigger' than Pacioretty, Doughty says "Drew Doughty saw Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty get traded into the Pacific Division this week, and the Los Angeles Kings defenseman said Friday he knows which one will have the bigger impact. "[The Pacioretty trade] doesn't really faze me," Doughty told the Los..." September 15

  • Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to bring some star power to the Kings

    Los Angeles Times "He was in full uniform, shoulder and shin pads, helmet and stick, as he waited for the signal to make his way to the bright lights. Ilya Kovalchuk would soon walk down a hallway in his skates, ready for action, like so many times in his career. Only this time a nearby voice from a..." September 12

  • Kovalchuk skates with Kings for first time "Ilya Kovalchuk skated with the Los Angeles Kings for the first time Monday. The 35-year-old forward, who signed a three-year contract worth $6.25 million per season with the Kings on July 1 after playing five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, said he expects Los Angeles to be..." September 11

  • Los Angeles Kings Hire Rob Vollman As Senior Hockey Analyst

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings continue to try to improve as the franchise went out and hired long-time analyst Rob Vollman to be the team’s Senior Hockey Analyst, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. The analyst has been working in that field for more than 20 years, long before it became..." September 08