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Jonathan Quick, who is coming off wrist surgery, played between the pipes on Tuesday.

Quick turned aside 16 of 17 shots in 40 minutes worth of work against San Jose. "It was good," Quick said. "You saw a few different situations. A couple penalty kills, five-on-five, making your reads. I thought that was the biggest thing, is I've been seeing tons of shots in camp, so that wasn't a big concern. The biggest concern was just being able to make the reads in a game situation." His next step will be to play in a full preseason game.
Oct 1 - 8:27 AM

Drew Doughty (upper body) got into his first preseason game on Tuesday.

Doughty had a power-play goal and logged 22:55 minutes of ice time. "I felt good physically and mentally, and it was a good game by the whole team," Doughty said. The fact that he's missed a fair chunk of the Kings' preseason games shouldn't have an impact on his performance this season.
Oct 1 - 8:25 AM

Justin Williams had a goal and two assists in the Sharks 4-1 preseason win over rival San Jose.

Williams, Anze Kopitar, Jake Muzzin and Dwight King all had multiple point nights as the Kings seem to just own the Sharks lately. Jonathan Quick stopped 16-of-17 shots through two periods before giving way to Martin Jones who stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period.
Oct 1 - 1:39 AM

Jarret Stoll (hip) might be able to play on Tuesday.

Stoll has been feeling better lately, but nothing is set in stone yet when it comes to his return date. Including Tuesday's contest, Los Angeles has three preseason games left.
Sep 30 - 8:14 AM

Jordan Weal has managed to survive to the final round of roster cuts.

Weal is coming off of a strong season where he scored 23 goals and 70 points in 76 AHL games. He's still not a great bet to make the team's opening game roster, but even if he doesn't, it wouldn't be surprising if he makes his NHL debut this season.
Sep 30 - 8:10 AM

Marian Gaborik was on the ice a bit Sunday, but is day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter said Gaborik would skate again on Monday. Gaborik has a lengthy injury history, but so far there's no indication that he's in danger of missing the season opener.
Sep 29 - 10:25 AM

Jeff Carter scored a hat trick in Los Angeles' 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.

Carter centered a line with Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson. The line combined to score seven points in the game. The other Kings’ goal came from an unlikely source, as defenseman Robyn Regehr opened the scoring in the first period. The defending Stanley Cup champions also got a good performance from goaltender Martin Jones who turned aside 33 of 35 shots in the win.
Sep 28 - 10:45 PM

According to Kings' head coach Darryl Sutter, Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty and Jarret Stoll were all available to play on Sunday.

Sutter said that he will have a discussion with Quick to see how many games the goaltender would play in the preseason. The plan is for Doughty to play in approximately two or three exhibition games. Obviously this is great news for the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
Sep 28 - 7:54 PM

The Los Angeles Kings announced that they have sent four players to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.

The players sent down are goaltender Patrik Bartosak, defensemen Nick Ebert, Derek Forbort and Kevin Raine. None of these players were expected to carry any type of fantasy value this season. Forbort was the team’s first round pick in 2010, but has yet to play a game in the NHL.
Sep 28 - 7:49 PM

Drew Doughty (upper body) is ready to return to the Kings lineup.

Kings' coach Darryl Sutter said that Doughty is ready to play, but that he wouldn't be in the lineup on Sunday against the Ducks. Doughty registered 10 goals and 37 points last season. He has the potential to top those numbers this season.
Sep 28 - 3:45 PM

Drew Doughty (upper body) is getting close to returning to action.

Doughty suffered the injury during on-ice training over the summer. "It's not that bad," Doughty said. "It was frustrating when I wasn't skating and all the guys were skating in camp and I wasn't able to partake in that. That's when it was really bothering me. But missing exhibition games, as much as I'd like to get in a few to kind of get in my groove again, as long as I get two or three, I'll be fine, so I'm not too worried about it." Look for Doughty to be ready for the start of the season and get 40-45 points this season.
Sep 28 - 8:11 AM

Marian Gaborik missed practice on Saturday.

Coach Darryl Sutter said it was a maintenance day for the winger. Gaborik will be a top line winger for the Kings and is capable of 40 goals and 80 points in a healthy season.
Sep 28 - 8:07 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have sent Brian O’Neill to Manchester of the AHL.

The Kings now have 36 players in camp and have to get down to 23 before the start of the season. O’Neill had 26 goals and 47 points with Manchester last season. He is already 26 and has yet to play in the NHL so he seems destined to be a career minor leaguer.
Sep 28 - 8:05 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have sent winger Valentin Zykov back to Baie Comeau of the QMJHL.

Zykov was one of 13 taken off the roster of the Kings training camp. Justin Auger,Kevin Gravel, Ryan Horvat, Maxim Kitsyn, Zachary Leslie, Curtis MacDermid, Michael Mersch, Colin Miller, Alex Roach and Scott Sabourin were sent to Manchester of the AHL while Alex Lintuniemi was returned to Ottawa of the OHL.
Sep 27 - 8:26 AM

Do not expect to see Jonathan Quick play in 60 games this season.

Quick is coming off off-season wrist surgery and the Kings do not want to give him a heavy workload like in the past, especially considering the amount of games the Kings have played in winning the Stanley Cup in two of the previous three seasons. Therefore look for a 50-55 game season from Quick with Martin Jones picking up the rest of the schedule.
Sep 27 - 8:18 AM

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