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Anze Kopitar | Center

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
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Anze Kopitar picked up his fifth goal of the season in a 6-5 shootout loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.
Kopitar got the scoring started on a beautiful penalty shot goal in what turned out to be a wacky high-scoring game at the Honda Center. The Kings' number one center also added an assist in the loss and now has back-to-back two point games for LA. Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin also had multi-point nights in the loss. The Kings were outplayed heavily in this game but benefited from some poor Ducks net minding in this affair. Nov 13 - 2:30 AM

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Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist on Saturday.

It was his first multi-point game of the season as Kopitar has struggled with injuries and scoring in the early going. He now has five points in 12 games but expect a lot more the rest of the way as Kopitar has led the Kings in scoring in each of the last seven seasons. He trails Tyler Toffoli by 12 points this season in an attempt to make it eight in a row.
Source: LAKings.com
Nov 9 - 6:51 AM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) is expected to return to action on Sunday

Kopitar got a stinger and it scared him for a bit as his arm went numb. The numbness left pretty quickly but Kopitar was forced to miss the last three games. "When I landed on the ice it’s kind of scary when your whole arm gets numb. It’s not a very great feeling," Kopitar said. "I tried it a couple times after, I didn’t have a whole lot of power in me. It came back pretty quick, a couple days after. I felt like I had pretty good strength, but again I had to be a little bit cautious to not overdo it again." The Kings could use him back as they were outscored 11-4 in the three games he missed. Get ready to activate him.
Source: LAKings.com
Nov 2 - 5:55 AM

Anze Kopitar took part in Kings' practice on Saturday.

Kopitar has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, but it looks like there's a good chance he could play on Sunday. The 27-year-old center has three points in eight games this season. He is an elite forward and should see a spike in his offensive production going forward.
Nov 1 - 1:59 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are hopeful that Anze Kopitar (upper body) can return to the lineup on Sunday.

Kopitar has missed the last three games with the injury. Kopitar is off to a slow start this season with only two goals and an assist in eight games as well as a minus-one rating.
Nov 1 - 7:09 AM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) missed his second straight game on Thursday.

The good news is that Kopitar was back on the ice Thursday morning. It remains to be seen if he'll be available for Friday's contest.
Oct 31 - 10:51 AM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) skated again Wednesday.

Coach Darryl Sutter said that Kopitar is close to returning and he's a possibility to play on Thursday at Pittsburgh. However, Kopitar understands that he may have to sit again to make sure that he's 100 percent. "I'd rather do it now and really get it taken care of and then get back at it," he said. Consider him questionable at this time.
Oct 29 - 6:14 PM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) felt good during Tuesday's practice.

Kopitar might be able to play in Tuesday's contest as a result. That would certainly help the Kings given that they don't have a replacement for him and can't call anyone up due to their cap situation. Still, while the prospect of entering the game with 19 players can't be desirable, we doubt they would push Kopitar if they were at all worried that he might suffer a setback. We'll see what happens.
Oct 28 - 3:06 PM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) probably won't play on Tuesday.

Kopitar sustained the injury during Sunday's contest. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter has suggested that the ailment isn't serious, but Kopitar remains day-to-day.
Oct 28 - 12:12 PM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) is questionable Tuesday.

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said Kopitar's ailment isn't serious, but the team has to be careful. Kopitar is off to a slow start by his high standards with two goals and three points in eight contests.
Oct 28 - 10:47 AM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter downplayed the upper-body injury that took Anze Kopitar out of Sunday's game.

Sutter stated that Kopitar is all right when asked about the severity of the ailment and then repeated his previous statement when asked if he would travel with the team. Unfortunately a coach saying a player is alright isn't always the same as the player being healthy enough to play, so we recommend considering Kopitar day-to-day until more information surfaces.
Oct 27 - 8:47 AM

Anze Kopitar suffered a lower-body injury in Sunday's 5-2 win over Columbus.

Kopitar circled the Jackets' net when he was hit by Columbus defenseman Tim Erixon in the second period. The star center did not return to the game. We'll have more information as it's made available.
Oct 26 - 7:13 PM

Anze Kopitar has joined Drew Doughty on the point during the first power play.

Kopitar will set up on the half board as the Kings, like most teams now, play a 1-3-1 power play with the half boards being used as the set up spot instead of the point. It worked on Thursday as he potted a power play goal.
Source: LAKings.com
Oct 25 - 8:06 AM

Anze Kopitar scored a power-play goal in the Kings' 2-0 victory over Buffalo Thursday night.

Kopitar has gotten off to a slow start with just two goals and an assist in seven games. We're not worried about him though and are still looking for 70-80 points out of the veteran forward.
Oct 24 - 10:41 AM

Anze Kopitar has been held pointless in his first two games of the season.

Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, who has yet to get a point as well, formed a great duo when Gaborik was traded from Columbus at the March trade deadline and it continued throughout their Stanley Cup winning run. "We definitely have to get the chemistry back that we had before," Kopitar said. "I thought toward the end of the game it was a little bit better. We've got to start, score goals and create chances. That's the bottom line." It's just a matter of time for the twosome as they are too talented offensively to have a long scoring drought.
Oct 12 - 8:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
5Andy Andreoff
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jamie McBain
4Jake Muzzin
5Robyn Regehr
6Matt Greene
7Alec Martinez
8Brayden McNabb
9Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones