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  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Snoop Dogg calls Los Angeles Kings game vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    USA Today "While much of the sports world was focused on what was going on down the street as the Rams hosted the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Kings played a hockey game against the powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at the Staples Center.  Rapper and Southern California..." January 13

  • Alec Martinez Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings will have one of their normal defenders back on the ice tonight after a month absence, one that very well could be moved before the February trade deadline. Alec Martinez has been activated from injured reserve and will play in his first game since December 8th while his..." January 10

  • Dion Phaneuf: 'I? haven’t?? had a very good year'

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings defenceman Dion Phaneuf has just one assist this season in 37 games with the Western Conference's last place club and the veteran called himself out in a recent interview with The Athletic. “I? haven’t?? had a very good year,”..." January 10

  • Kings F Scherbak placed on waivers

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings forward Nikita Scherbak was one of three players placed on waivers Sunday afternoon, according to multiple reports. Scherbak, 23, scored one goal over eight games with the Kings since they claimed the Russian off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens in early..." January 06

  • FOX's 'Glow Puck' to make return for Kings-Oilers broadcast

    The Score "If you're seeking some nostalgia on a busy night in the NHL, look no further than the Los Angeles Kings-Edmonton Oilers broadcast Saturday night. The Kings will be hosting '90s night at Staples Center, and FOX Sports West is bringing back the 'Glow Puck' as a part of..." January 05

  • Kings activate Jack Campbell, send Cal Petersen to AHL

    Yardbarker "Though he has played outstanding hockey since being recalled out of desperation by the Los Angeles Kings, Cal Petersen is heading back to the minors. The team activated Jack Campbell from injured reserve Monday after he suffered no setbacks during his conditioning stint, and assigned Petersen..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Flyers have had conversation with Kings about Jonathan Quick

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret the Philadelphia Flyers need goaltending help, and Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports the team is looking to acquire a veteran goalie to help stop the bleeding. According to Kypreos, the Flyers have had a conversation with the Los Angeles Kings about Jonathan..." December 23

  • Sharks’ Erik Karlsson to have hearing for illegal check to head vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson is set to have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head on Los Angeles Kings winger Austin Wagner during the second period of Saturday’s 3-2 Kings overtime win. Breaking out of the neutral zone, Wagner received a pass in the..." December 23

  • Kings activate forward Ilya Kovalchuk from injured reserve

    Sporting News "Ilya Kovalchuk is back on the ice. The Kings announced they activated Kovalchuk from injured reserve and he was in uniform Saturday for the team's game against the Sharks. Kings defenseman Dion Phaneuf was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding..." December 22

  • Kings star Drew Doughty preaches individual consistency

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings’ 5-1 victory over a good Vegas team Dec. 8 at Staples Center seemed a good way for the Kings to head out on a four-game road trip. Then the Kings laid an egg, going 0-2-2. It’s easy to say they didn’t play all that badly and could have won the two..." December 20

  • Kovalchuk set to return from ankle surgery ahead of schedule

    The Score "Ilya Kovalchuk is "good to go" and should be in the Los Angeles Kings' lineup for Saturday's game versus the San Jose Sharks, head coach Willie Desjardins told reporters Wednesday. The 35-year-old recovered from an ankle bursectomy procedure..." December 19

  • Canada's Vilardi ruled out of WJHC

    The Score "After missing practice on Tuesday, Canada forward Gabriel Vilardi has been ruled out for the fast-approaching World Junior Hockey Championship, according to TSN's Mark Masters. Vilardi has had issues with his back that have hampered his short career with the Los Angeles Kings...." December 18

  • Trading Jeff Carter would be difficult for Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "From our seats – whether those seats are in cubicles or basements or penthouses – making a trade feels as simple as doing so in “NHL 19” or fantasy hockey. Of course, there are a lot of elements that make it tougher to do so in reality. Maybe the GM you’d..." December 18

  • Kings' struggles make Marco Sturm's introduction to coaching in the NHL that much more of a challenge

    Los Angeles Times "During his playing days, Marco Sturm didn’t have much responsibility immediately after a game. It was mostly a time to recuperate his body and maybe enjoy some camaraderie after a win. “You have a beer and you have a good sleep and you wake up the next day,” Sturm..." December 18

  • Kings’ Jeff Carter Linked To Boston Bruins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When one national writer connects a contending team with a trade candidate, it’s simply speculation. When three link the two in the span of a few days, there is usually something to it. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman suggested that the Boston Bruins could be a possible destination..." December 15

  • Carter could retire if moved by Kings

    TSN "Sitting last in the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings are expected to begin a roster overhaul to insert more youth into the team's aging roster before the trade deadline. One veteran who could be on the move for Los Angeles is two-time Stanley Cup champion Jeff Carter. However, TSN..." December 14

  • Kings' Alec Martinez, Kyle Clifford out, considered day-to-day

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Kings are in Motown to take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight, and according to Patrick O’Neal of Fox Sports they’ll be without two more veteran players. The Kings have had a disastrous season so far, watching key players like Jonathan Quick and Ilya..." December 10

  • Gabe Vilardi Officially Loaned To Team Canada

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Finally some good news for the Los Angeles Kings. Today, the team officially loaned top prospect Gabe Vilardi to Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior Championship. Vilardi’s short career has been marred by injury, but he is finally healthy enough to take the next step..." December 10

  • Los Angeles Looking To Make Another Move

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on November 4th, the team was 4-8-1 with a points percentage of .346. Since then, L.A. is 7-10-0 with a points percentage of .412. Despite the change behind the bench to Willie Desjardins and also the swap..." December 09

  • Doughty calls Kings' season 'pathetic, embarrassing' "Drew Doughty's frustration with the Los Angeles Kings having the worst record in the NHL led to the veteran defenseman mincing no words when it comes to the state of the team Thursday. "It's pathetic, it's embarrassing, it's frustrating," Doughty told L.A...." December 08

  • Kings claim winger Brendan Leipsic on waivers

    Jewels From The Crown "Just one day after claiming Nikita Scherbak on waivers, Rob Blake continues to be active looking for small upgrades to his team. The Canucks waived winger Brendan Leipsic yesterday in order to make room for Jay Beagle, who is returning from..." December 04

  • Trevor Lewis Out Four To Five More Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings recently lost Ilya Kovalchuk for at least a month, and have now seen another one of their forwards experience a setback in his injury recovery. Trevor Lewis, who has been out of the lineup since November 16th " December 04

  • Quick, Martinez step up as Kings show signs of life

    Los Angeles Times "The Kings, who entered Sunday night’s game as the NHL’s lowest-scoring team, met the next-to-worst scoring team, the Carolina Hurricanes, and managed to claw out a 2-0 victory Sunday night at Staples Center thanks mainly to the superb goaltending of Jonathan Quick. After..." December 03

  • Kings’ Kovalchuk To Miss A Month After Ankle Procedure

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings announced that winger Ilya Kovalchuk will miss four weeks after undergoing an ankle bursectomy procedure this morning. " December 02

  • Nikita Scherbak claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kings

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens have lost Nikita Scherbak on waivers, as he was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings today. The Habs were attempting to assign Scherbak to the AHL, but since he has three years of professional experience (even though he’s still on his entry-level contract) he..." December 02

  • Gabe Vilardi Sent To AHL On Conditioning Loan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When it rains it pours for the Los Angeles Kings, who have experienced periods of abject sorrow this season but are now finally seeing some improved luck. After activating Jonathan Quick from injured reserve, the team has also sent top prospect Gabe Vilardi to the Ontario Reign for a..." November 27

  • LA Kings activate goalie Jonathan Quick from injured reserve

    Fox Sports West "Quick is back, back again. The LA Kings activated their veteran goalie on Tuesday after Quick missed the last 12 games because of a lower-body injury. " November 27

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • It’s more bench time than ice time lately for Kings’ Ilya Kovalchuk

    Los Angeles Times "In an 18-year professional career, this was a first for Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk. He has rarely been a spectator late in games. Even if he has had an off night, his threat to score warrants sending him over the boards. That changed Sunday. He spent the third period..." November 27

  • Los Angeles Kings Place Carl Hagelin On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings can’t seem to find any continuity as injuries continue to play a part in the team’s downfall this season. After just having acquired veteran Carl Hagelin from the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Kings announced they have placed him on injured reserve with a lower-body..." November 25

  • Quick could return to Kings fairly soon, coach says "Jonathan Quick returned to practice with the Los Angeles Kings on Friday for the first time since surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and coach Willie Desjardins said the goalie could return soon. "I can't get you [an exact date] because every day it's kind of..." November 24

  • NHL’s Age of Heartlessness could soon test Doughty and the Kings

    Sportsnet "A new Age of Heartlessness is almost upon the NHL. Just wait. Not long now. Like climate change, it’s coming. It all started, at least philosophically, with the NHL’s decision not to allow its players to go to the 2016 Winter Olympics in South Korea. That told you..." November 24

  • In minor league trade, Wild gets Kings defenseman Stepan Falkovsky

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild traded for Los Angeles Kings minor league defenseman Stepan Falkovsky on Wednesday, sending Pavel Jenys to the Kings organization.   Falkovsky, 21, has three goals and three assists in 14 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. He is a 6-foot-7 native..." November 22

  • Calm’ Cal Petersen a pleasant surprise for Kings

    L.A. Daily News "It was hard to guess how Cal Petersen might play in goal for the Kings when he was recalled from the Ontario Reign of the AHL on Nov. 12. Petersen had a good season at Ontario in 2017-18, with a goals-against-average of 2.58 in 41 games. He was at 4.29 in 10 games this..." November 22

  • Kings’ Carl Hagelin is over the shock of being traded

    Orange County Register "Carl Hagelin was honest. He was not expecting to be traded. But that’s what happened Nov. 14 when the Kings acquired him from Pittsburgh for fellow forward Tanner Pearson. “You’re shocked, obviously,” Hagelin said Tuesday after practice...." November 21

  • 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