Mike Richards picked up a double minor on Sunday for spearing the Sharks Logan Couture with less than six minutes left in the third period.
Coach Darryl Sutter is expecting to see a different Mike Richards in the postseason.
Mike Richards ended the season without a point in his last nine games and without an assist in his last 22 contests.
Mike Richards was apparently bothered this season by an illness in December.
Mike Richards practiced on the Kings' fourth line on Friday.
Mike Richards had an assist in the Kings' 2-1 win over Columbus.
Mike Richards has only one goal and seven assists in his last 25 games.
Mike Richards managed to pitch in two assists despite a 5-3 Kings loss to Colombus Tuesday night.
Mike Richards enjoyed a two-point night, however the Kings came up short 3-2 in the shootout against the Red Wings.
Mike Richards failed to score Saturday and now has not scored in his last 21 games.
Mike Richards hasn't scored a goal in his last 20 games.
Mike Richards registered two assists in the Kings' 3-1 win over Toronto on Wednesday.
Mike Richards had two assists in the Kings' 6-0 win over Montreal.
Mike Richards recorded two assists in Monday's 3-2 win over St. Louis.