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Jake Muzzin | Defenseman | #6

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 213
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (141) / PIT
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Jake Muzzin had a great comeback season for the Los Angeles Kings.
Muzzin had a very disappointing 2016-17 season with nine goals and 28 points after a couple of 40 point seasons for the Kings. But the defenseman returned to the 40-plus point mark as he had eight goals and 42 points in 74 games. The only real bad news on Muzzin this past season was the separated shoulder he suffered near the end of the season but he should be 100 percent come training camp. He is worth taking as your third defenseman in most pools. May 13 - 7:58 AM

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Jake Muzzin will indeed return to the lineup for Game 3 on Sunday night.

Muzzin was alongside Drew Doughty during the morning skate and they are paired again for the pregame warmups. The Kings will get their top-two blueliners back in the lineup for a pivotal Game 3 against the Golden Knights. Muzzin had been out of action since Mar. 26 with an upper-body injury.
Apr 15 - 10:14 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) expects to play Sunday night in Game 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

"Yeah it's been a long time," Muzzin said. "I'm excited. You know, it's tough to watch, but I'm excited to get back in and try and help the guys win." Los Angeles is behind in the series 2-0 to Vegas. Coach John Stevens did not confirm that Muzzin would play following the morning skate and called the defenseman a game-time decision. However, Muzzin should be expected to return to the fold.
Apr 15 - 2:37 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) will be a game-time decision Sunday night for Game 3 versus Vegas.

Muzzin fully participated in the morning skate and spoke afterward like he was ready to return, so he should be considered probable to play. He missed the last five games of the regular season and the Kings' first two playoff games due to an upper-body injury.
Apr 15 - 2:27 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) shed his no-contact jersey at Sunday's morning skate.

That certainly is a good sign for Muzzin and the Kings ahead of Game 3 against Vegas. His return to the lineup could come as early as Sunday night after he skated alongside Drew Doughty in the session. Coach John Stevens will probably have a better update once he speaks to the media.
Apr 15 - 1:00 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) once again skated while wearing a non-contact jersey on Friday.

It looks like Muzzin won't play in Game 2 on Friday. The Kings are also without Drew Doughty because he's serving a one-game suspension, so Los Angeles' defensive depth will be challenged.
Apr 13 - 3:59 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) hasn't started to take contact yet.

Kings coach John Stevens hasn't ruled Muzzin in or out of Game 2 on Friday, but if he isn't taking contact yet then it would be surprising to see Muzzin play that soon. Muzzin was a major part of the Kings' defense during the regular season and had eight goals and 42 points in 74 games.
Apr 12 - 5:03 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) won't play in Game 1 of Los Angeles' first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

He was questionable to play in this game. Muzzin also missed the last five games of the regular season because of this injury. He had eight goals and 42 points in 74 games this season. The Kings will also be without fellow blue liner Derek Forbort.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 11 - 9:47 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) is considered questionable for Wednesday night's playoff opener, according to coach John Stevens.

Muzzin appears to be unlikely to play based on the morning skate. He skated as an extra during the session in a non-contact jersey and he stayed out late for extra work.
Apr 11 - 2:58 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) skated Wednesday morning as an extra on the Los Angeles back end.

Muzzin was wearing a non-contact jersey during the session, which further suggests that he won't play Wednesday night in Game 1 versus Vegas.
Apr 11 - 2:21 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) practiced in a red non-contact jersey on Monday.

Muzzin also wasn't among the top three pairs of defensemen, which doesn't bode well for his status right now. The Kings are not sure if he will be ready to play in Game 1 against Vegas at this time.
Apr 9 - 6:27 PM

The Kings are hopeful that Jake Muzzin (upper body) will be able to return to action for the start of the playoffs.

Alhtough Muzzin's recovery is trending up, it is still not a foregone conclusion he will be ready to suit up for the first game of the playoffs next week. Check back with on Monday for updates on Muzzin's status.
Apr 7 - 1:10 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) has continued to skate on his own.

Muzzin wasn't on the ice for Wednesday's practice though. He'll probably end up missing the Kings' final two regular season games, though his status for the playoffs is less clear.
Apr 5 - 6:27 AM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) won't return on Thursday.

Muzzin joined Tuesday's skate late and had his own session away from the main group. Coach John Stevens didn't have much of an update beyond that on Muzzin's status.
Apr 3 - 5:00 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) get on the ice at the end of practice Sunday.

"Yeah, step forward. I still think he's going to need some time, but we'll see. Again, I haven't heard," said coach John Stevens. "You want to get him back on the ice. He's been able to work out. Make sure his legs stay ready, and then when he's ready, we'll get him going again. But, the first thing is to get him on the ice, the next thing is to get him back with the team, and we'll go from there." Muzzin has missed the last two games due to an upper-body injury.
Apr 1 - 3:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Torrey Mitchell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Alex Iafallo
2Tanner Pearson
3Adrian Kempe
4Kyle Clifford
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Dustin Brown
3Trevor Lewis
4Tobias Rieder
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Dion Phaneuf
5Derek Forbort
6Christian Folin
7Kevin Gravel
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jack Campbell