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Andrej Sekera | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
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With the acquisition of Milan Lucic, LA Kings' GM Dean Lombardi made it known that they will not be able to re-sign Andrej Sekera.
Even though the Kings are only on the hook for $3.25 million of Lucic's $6 million cap hit, the Kings have about $4.9 million remaining under the cap ceiling with a few slots left to fill. Sekera is entering his age-29 season but is coming off a four-year contract that dinged the cap at just $2.75 million. He's expected to seek a sizable raise, and likely north of $5 million annually. Too bad for the Kings who traded top defenseman prospect Roland McKeown and a 2015 first round pick for half a season Sekera. Jun 26 - 6:08 PM

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Colorado will be looking for left-handed defensemen in free agency and Andrej Sekera will probably be high on their list.

The Avalanche want to add a top-four rearguard and Sekera will rank high on a list that may include Christian Ehrhoff, Matt Irwin, Johnny Oduya and Paul Martin. "As a coach, yes, we'd like to have somebody to play with EJ (inaudible) and Tyson," coach Patrick Roy said. "Obviously, we have (Nick) Holden and (Brad) Stuart, who are left shots, but we'd like to add a defenseman in the top four. think it will help our team tremendously."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 18 - 4:44 PM

Cap considerations might prevent the Kings from re-signing Andrej Sekera.

Los Angeles already has a projected $65.2 million committed to 15 players for the 2015-16 campaign, so the Kings don't have a ton of wiggle room. That's particularly true when you factor in that they still need to re-sign RFA Tyler Toffoli. Sekera had three goals and 23 points in 73 contests with the Kings and Hurricanes last season.
Jun 16 - 4:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings and Andrej Sekera have engaged in preliminary contract talks.

Sekera is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and there's mutual interest about finding a common ground for an extension. That being said, the Kings already have $64.15 million tied to 17 players for the 2015-16 campaign, so cap considerations might stand in the way of a new contract. Sekera had three goals and 23 points in 73 contests between Carolina and Los Angeles last season.
Apr 29 - 5:27 AM

Andrej Sekera would not have been able to play in the playoffs had the Kings advanced because of torn ligaments in his knee.

Sekera will not require surgery but will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, if the Kings do not sign him. He will require a lengthy rehab on the knee but should be fine for the start of training camp in September.
Apr 13 - 8:12 AM

Andrej Sekera (knee) will miss the Kings' last two regular season games.

Sekera's availability for the first round, if the Kings make it that far, is still up in the air. He had three goals and 23 points in 73 games this season.
Apr 8 - 6:30 PM

Andrej Sekera (knee) did not participate in practice on Friday and is still out of action for an indefinite period.

The defenseman was seen walking out of the arena with a brace on his right knee. He was injured on Monday and there is no word on his return. Sekera was acquired by the Kings on February 25 and his presence in the lineup had been a huge boon to Drew Doughty who has been able to spend less time on the ice with Sekera around. That has changed again. Sekera has three goals and 23 points this season after a 44 point season for the Hurricanes last season.
Apr 4 - 7:37 AM

Andrej Sekera (lower body) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Sekera will miss Thursday's contest as well. He sustained the ailment on Monday. He has three goals and 23 points in 73 games this season. There's no timetable for his return.
Apr 2 - 11:05 AM

Andrej Sekera sustained a lower-body injury during Monday's game against Chicago.

"He fell on my leg, and I felt something went wrong, and that was the night for me," Sekera said. The incident occurred late in the second period. Sekera still needs to be evaluated, so he should be considered day-to-day for now.
Mar 31 - 9:54 AM

Andrej Sekera has been a big boon to the Kings since his trade from the Hurricanes at the deadline.

The Kings were in desperate need of a defenseman with the suspension of Slava Voynov earlier in the season and the overplaying of Drew Doughty and Sekera has filled the bill. "He's been good," center Anze Kopitar said of the blueliner. "He's obviously been very big. He's been able to take some minutes off Dewey [Drew Doughty] too, which always comes in handy. He's been making plays the last two games, which is huge for us." The good news for Kings fans is that Doughty has averaged just over 24 minutes in his last two games after playing over 29 minutes all season on average.
Mar 28 - 9:14 AM

Andrej Sekera scored his first goal as an LA King to open the scoring in Monday's 3-1 win over the Devils.

It was quite the goal, too. Just his third of the season, Sekera zipped a laser over Cory Schneider's left shoulder from the top of the left circle mid-stride. Sekera now has two points in a dozen games with the Kings, and 19 overall in 69 combined games with the Kings and Hurricanes.
Mar 23 - 10:42 PM

Andrej Sekera is projected to make his Kings' debut on Friday against Anaheim.

Los Angeles acquired Sekera from Carolina on Wednesday. He'll probably play alongside Robyn Regehr, who he has experience working with from their days with Buffalo. Sekera has two goals and 19 points in 57 games in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 11:13 AM

Andrej Sekera was not on ice for warm-ups against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

It does not appear that the newly acquired Sekera will make his Kings debut tonight.
Feb 26 - 10:12 PM

Andrej Sekera is expected to be ready to make his Kings debut Thursday against Ottawa.

The Kings were waiting for Sekera to get medical clearance and he didn't practice with the team in the morning, but that may not prevent him from suiting up. If he does play then it could make Jamie McBain a healthy scratch.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 6:09 PM

Kings GM Dean Lombardi knows he paid a high price for Andrej Sekera, but feels his team justified the move.

The Kings traded a first-round pick for Sekera in either the 2015 or 2016 NHL Entry Draft. It will be their top pick in 2015 if they make the playoffs or their 2016 first rounder if the Kings don't advance to the postseason this year. Lombardi felt that it was appropriate to be aggressive on the trade market given the fact that the Kings stepped up lately when they needed to with their current eight-game winning streak and the team's success in recent playoff runs. Los Angeles has needed a top-four defenseman since Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely.
Feb 26 - 9:20 AM

Depth Charts

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