Player News - Kings

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The earliest that Jonathan Quick will be available to return from a groin injury is early March, according to GM Dean Lombardi.

A mid-February return appears to be off the table. Quick still has not resumed skating in any capacity. When he does that, he has to face shots and get back into game shape. Quick has been sidelined since Oct. 12 when he was injured in the Kings' season opener.
Jan 24 - 1:52 PM

Kyle Clifford found the back of the net in a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Monday.

Clifford has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has four goals, nine points, and 64 penalty minutes in 40 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 24 - 10:26 AM

Los Angeles goalie Jeff Zatkoff allowed three goals on only 17 shots during the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night.

Zatkoff has not won since Dec. 15 (four appearances). His record is 2-7-1. His goals-against average is 2.94 and his save percentage is .881. Needless to say, he shouldn't be your fantasy goalie.
Jan 23 - 11:08 PM

Forward Jordan Nolan was in on both Los Angeles goals in the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night.

Nolan netted his third goal of the season to nudge the Kings to within a goal of the Rangers at 18:01 of the second period. He assisted on Kyle Clifford's fourth goal of the season when the Kings made it 3-2 at 19:58 of the third period. Nolan's assist was his fourth of the season.
Jan 23 - 11:04 PM

Tom Gilbert will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the New York Rangers.

Gilbert played 13 minutes in Los Angeles' last game, but he had been scratched in their previous 12 games. He has one goal and four assists in 18 games this season. Nic Dowd and Matt Greene will both miss the game due to injury.
Jan 23 - 7:05 PM

Jeff Zatkoff will get the start in Monday's game against the New York Rangers.

Zatkoff hasn't won since Dec. 15 (three appearances). He has 2-6-1 record with a 2.93 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage in 2016-17.
Jan 23 - 6:31 PM

Nic Dowd (lower body) did not skate in practice Sunday.

Coach Darryl Sutter said he was day-to-day and was 'enjoying New York' where the Kings are on their road trip. Dowd has four goals and 16 points with a minus-12 rating so his fantasy value is negligible.
Jan 23 - 8:50 AM

Tyler Toffoli (lower body) skated at the end of practice Sunday.

The forward will not play before the All-Star break but the Kings are hopeful that he can return shortly thereafter. He has eight goals and 20 points in 32 games this season.
Jan 23 - 8:47 AM

Unfortunately, Matt Greene is still recovering from a few "lingering" injuries.

Chief among them is an unspecified back ailment. Greene has suited up just three times since the calendar turned to 2017, and not since Jan. 16th. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Jan 22 - 2:16 PM

Jeff Carter scored his 24th goal of the season Saturday.

Carter is second in the NHL in goal scoring, trailing only Sidney Crosby who is three ahead of the veteran. The 32-year-old has 41 points in 48 games and leads the Kings in points. He is a must start this season in what should be his first 30 goal season since 2010-11.
Jan 22 - 8:16 AM

Nic Dowd suffered a lower body injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

Consider him day-to-day for now. "I mean, you guys, you saw it," coach Darryl Sutter said. "I haven’t talked to him. I mean, literally, he tried it and couldn’t go. I couldn’t see where it was because it was down from our bench, so we’ll see. He was walkin’." Dowd has four goals and 16 points thus far with a minus-12 rating rendering him a fantasy non-entity in most pools.
Jan 22 - 8:12 AM

Defenseman Drew Doughty scored one goal and an assist in the third period to briefly tie the game, but it was not enough as the Kings lost 4-2 to the Islanders Saturday.

Doughty got an assist on Jeff Carter’s goal 37 seconds into the third and earned his own at the 4:06 mark. The Kings were unable to maintain the momentum, however. This was Doughty’ eighth goal and 17th assist, but he was unable to score any points in his last three outings.
Jan 22 - 12:05 AM

Peter Budaj gave up three goals on 35 shots Saturday night as the Kings lost 4-2 to the Islanders.

This was only the second time in his last 13 games that Budaj faced more than 30 shots. The last time he was this busy, he lost a 3-1 contest to Edmonton December 29. In both contests, he had a save percentage greater than .900. Tonight’s effort produced a .914 which compares favorably to his season average of .917.
Jan 21 - 10:02 PM

Cam Schilling was traded to Los Angeles in exchange for Michael Latta on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Schilling had posted seven goals and 17 points in 40 games with AHL Rockford this season, and has not played in the NHL since 2014-15.
Jan 21 - 7:10 PM

Tyler Toffoli (lower body) traveled with the Kings eastward for the four-game road trip to finish up the schedule before the All-Star break.

However, the talented youngster is not expected to play. That would keep him out for 16 games if it holds true. In 32 games thus far, Toffoli has posted eight goals and 20 points along with 36 hits.
Source: Dan Rosen
Jan 21 - 5:51 PM

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