Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

Jake Muzzin (upper body) is cleared to return.

Muzzin missed the Kings' first six games. He's likely to play alongside Drew Doughty. Muzzin had five goals, 24 points, and 58 penalty minutes in 76 games in 2013-14.
Oct 22 - 1:21 PM

Slava Voynov's lawyer, Craig Renetzky, is saying that his client did not attack the hospitalized woman in the alleged domestic violence case.

Voynov has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested by police. He has since been released on bail and has a court date scheduled for Dec. 1. "There was no intentional attack," Renetzky said. "That's just not what we have here. I think it's more of a misunderstanding. I don't think the police completely understood what she was trying to say. She repeatedly asked for (Voynov) to come in and help interpret, and those requests were denied." This case is expected to be presented to the district attorney this week. From there, the district attorney will decided whether or not to charge Voynov.
Oct 22 - 12:47 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are standing behind the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely.

The NHL acted after Voynov was arrested following an alleged incident of domestic violence that sent an adult woman to the hospital. While the Kings believe the NHL is acting correctly, they do have questions about what this means for their franchise. More specifically, they aren't sure how this will be handled from a salary cap and roster space perspective. The Kings have looked through the CBA and don't feel it addressed their questions, but they will speak to the league Wednesday.
Oct 21 - 3:28 PM

Slava Voynov, who was arrested after an alleged incident of domestic violence and is out on bail, has a court date scheduled for Dec. 1.

The NHL has suspended Voynov indefinitely. Voynov was arrested after the police responded to a call about an adult woman that was at Little Company of Mary hospital. Voynov was also at the hospital and was taken into custody after the police spoke to the victim.
Oct 21 - 9:09 AM

Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL.

Voynov was arrested this morning on charges of domestic violence. The NHL is conducting an investigation into the matter. This comes after the intense scrutiny the NFL faced for its handling of its recent domestic violence incidents, including the initial two-game suspension of Ray Rice, which was seen by many as light under the circumstances.
Oct 20 - 10:39 AM

Tanner Pearson scored a goal in the Kings' 2-1 win against Minnesota on Sunday.

Pearson now has five goals and seven points in six games. Combined with his linemates Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter, the trio has accounted for 11 of the Kings' 15 goals so far this season. That trend can't persist, but that doesn't diminish the fact that Pearson's line has displayed great chemistry and should continue to be effective together.
Oct 20 - 8:33 AM

Mike Richards accumulated 19 penalty minutes in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Minnesota.

Richards took exception to Christian Folin's hard hit on Anze Kopitar, so Richards went out of his way to fight with Folin. Richards ended up with two for instigating, five for fighting, and a 10-minute misconduct. After he returned, he picked up another two minutes for high sticking. Richards used to get around a penalty minute per game, but he only had 28 penalty minutes in all of the 2013-14 campaign. Perhaps last season's numbers will prove to be the exception rather than the rule as far as time in the sin bin goes.
Oct 20 - 8:28 AM

Jonathan Quick stopped 40 of 41 shots in the Kings’ 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Quick was busy in the game and he made several key saves to keep the Kings in the game. Quick was named the game’s first star. The 28-year-old has now given up one goal or less in three consecutive starts. He is one of the few elite goaltenders in the NHL.
Oct 19 - 5:56 PM

Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles’ 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

Toffoli’s great season continues. The 22-year-old now has three goals and seven points in six games this year. Toffoli opened the scoring on the power play in the first period, and assisted on Tanner Pearson’s game winning goal in the third period. The line of Toffoli, Pearson and Jeff Carter has been terrific this season.
Oct 19 - 5:49 PM

Andy Andreoff is centering the fourth line between Kyle Clifford and Jordan Nolan.

Andreoff was a healthy scratch to start the season but moved into the lineup when Marian Gaborik was injured last week. Andreoff was selected 80th overall in the 2011 draft and is a nice combination of chippiness and some points as he had 35 points and 133 penalty minutes last season in the AHL.
Source: LAKings.com
Oct 19 - 7:11 AM

Trevor Lewis (mid-upper body) is still out of action.

Lewis played in the opener and has not played since. Consider him day-to-day for now as he has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Oct 19 - 6:53 AM

Jonathan Quick is expected to get the start in goal on Sunday.

The netminder was the first goalie off the ice Saturday during practice and that is usually an indicator as to who will start. He is 2-1-1 in the early going with a 2.09 GAA and a .944 save percentage.
Source: LAKings.com
Oct 19 - 6:34 AM

Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said that Jake Muzzin will probably get an X-Ray for his upper-body injury on Thursday.

"He looks fine, but it hasn’t changed in terms of the same thing we said before," Sutter told LA Kings Insider. "It’s not coaches making the decision or a player making the decision. Doctors are going to [make the decision], so just wait." Although Muzzin is most appreciated in "fancy stats" terms, he's still a solid deeper defensemen. He scored 24 points and generated 58 PIM last season.
Oct 18 - 4:07 PM

With his 43-save effort on Thursday, Jonathan Quick is now tied with Rogie Vachon for the Kings' all-time lead in shutouts.

Quick earned his first shutout of the season and 32nd of his career against the Blues. "It's nice, obviously," Quick said. "It's humbling to be put into that category. At the same time, it's a team effort. It takes 20 guys. It'll be my name that goes next to the shutout, but it’s 100 percent the group that went out there today." Quick is also in a four-way tie for 48th place on the NHL's career shutout list.
Oct 17 - 5:10 AM

Drew Doughty played 30:47 against St. Louis on Thursday night's shootout win.

Statistically speaking, he contributed little else. Three giveaways, a block, a hit and a shot..but don't tell his teammates that. Doughty had yet another fantastic game.
Oct 17 - 2:03 AM


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