Player News - Kings

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Nate Thompson registered an assist in the Kings' 3-1 win against Chicago on Monday.

It was Thompson's first point in three games with Los Angeles since being acquired from Ottawa. He had four goals and 11 points in 43 contests prior to the trade.
Feb 20 - 5:07 AM

Alec Martinez posted an assist with two blocked shots and a hit in Tuesday's 3-1 win at Chicago.

Martinez has managed five goals with 17 points and a plus-1 rating through 54 games. That's below-average from a fantasy perspective. However, he more than makes up for the lack of offense with his 68 hits and 160 blocked shots. In fact, he is second in the NHL in the blocks department.
Feb 20 - 12:15 AM

Andy Andreoff posted a goal with a plus-1 rating in Monday's 3-1 win at Chicago.

Andreoff also had his physicality on display, blocking three shots with three hits in his 14 shifts over 8:56 of ice time. Normally he is known for his fists and his hard-hitting style, not his offense. Despite an upturn in offensive stats lately, Andreoff remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy pools rewarding bad behavior.
Feb 20 - 12:12 AM

Derek Forbort was scoreless with a plus-1 rating in Monday's 3-1 win at Chicago, but he was able to racked up five blocked shots and a hit.

Forbort isn't terribly reliable for offensive statistics, potting just one goal with 13 points and a plus-15 rating through 57 games. However, he has managed an impressive 108 hits with 113 blocked shots, one of just 16 NHLers with at least 100 hits and blocks this season.
Feb 20 - 12:10 AM

Christian Folin was scoreless with a plus-1 rating Monday in Chicago, but he did record a game-high nine blocked shots with two hits.

The Swedish rearguard has shown limited offensive skills, but man is he willing to sacrifice his body. Folin has three goals with seven points and a plus-1 rating through 44 games, but he delivered 113 hits with 70 blocked shots. He is worth scooping up in deeper fantasy pools using hits and blocked shots, and he isn't a bad low-cost DFS option in tournaments using those stats.
Feb 20 - 12:08 AM

Torrey Mitchell opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the season Monday night in Chicago.

Mitchell has scored two goals over the past four games, rallying on the team's road odyssey. He was very effective in the faceoff circle, too, winning three of his four opportunities. Despite the uptick in goals lately, he remains nothing more than a depth option in larger fantasy pools.
Feb 20 - 12:03 AM

Michael Amadio picked up an assist with a plus-1 rating and a blocked shot over 10:22 of ice time in Monday's 3-1 win at Chicago.

Amadio has come alive in the rust belt, posting two goals and an assist over his past two games in Buffalo and Chicago. He has a plus-3 rating over the past two outings, too, but he remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy leagues until the regular points become the rule, not the exception.
Feb 20 - 12:01 AM

Dion Phaneuf scored a goal and he delivered four hits with two blocked shots in Monday's 3-1 victory at Chicago.

The veteran looks rejuvenated since joining the Kings, scoring two goals in three goals after managing a total of three goals with 16 points and a minus-8 rating in 53 games with the Senators earlier this season. It's been a while since Phaneuf was a double-digit per season goal threat. In fact, he hasn't had more than nine goals since he lit the lamp 12 times with the Maple Leafs during the 2011-12 season. Temper fantasy expectations for the remainder of the season despite his first-week hot run in Hollywood.
Feb 19 - 11:59 PM

Jonathan Quick allowed just one goal on 28 shots in Monday's 3-1 win at Chicago.

Quick was roughed up in Raleigh last week by the Hurricanes, getting chased early in the second period after allowing four goals on 20 shots. He rebounded with a sharp effort in Pittsburgh, albeit a loss, a win in Buffalo and another win in Chicago. It appears Quick has righted the ship and he can again be relied upon as a No. 1 fantasy netminder in all pools.
Feb 19 - 11:56 PM

Kevin Gravel will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Gravel has three assists in 14 games this season. This is the sixth consecutive game that he'll watch from the press box. Paul Ladue and Michael Mersch will also serve as healthy scratches in this one. None of these three players will have fantasy value this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 19 - 8:13 PM

Jonathan Quick will get the start in Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Quick is coming off a 33-save performance in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. The Kings netminder has a 22-21-2 record with a 2.51 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season.
Feb 19 - 5:40 PM

Tanner Pearson has not scored in nine games.

It has been a tough season for the winger who has only 10 goals thus far in 58 games after scoring 24 last season. It may be tough sledding the rest of the way but do not forget about him in deeper pools next season.
Feb 19 - 7:30 AM

Anze Kopitar needs only one point to reach the 800 point mark in his career.

Kopitar has spent his whole career with the Kings and as a result is fifth all-time on the Kings leader board in points. Up next is Wayne Gretzky, who is fourth with 818 points as a Los Angeles King. Kopitar is having a terrific season with 25 goals and 63 points after a disappointing 2016-17 campaign in which he had 12 goals and 52 points. He is a must-start.
Feb 18 - 7:42 AM

Michael Amadio scored twice in the Kings' win Saturday.

It was Amadio's best game to date and he doubled his goal count to four in 19 games. He has also chipped in with an assist this season but does not have much in the way of fantasy value, despite Saturday's effort.
Feb 18 - 7:37 AM

Jonathan Quick turned aside 33 of 35 shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Quick shut out the Sabres in the first two periods, but allowed them to score two goals in the final frame. The victory puts an end to his three-game losing streak. The Kings netminder now has a 22-21-2 record with a 2.51 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 3:41 PM


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