Player News - Kings

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Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine. is reporting that the Las Vegas police department confirmed the arrest to the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas. Stoll is expected to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and this will certainly put a damper on his attempt to sign back with the Kings or with a new NHL team. Stay tuned.
Apr 18 - 1:11 AM

Brian O'Neill won the AHL's Les Cunningham Award, which goes to the league's most valuable player.

O'Neill has 22 goals and 78 points in 69 games with the AHL Manchester Monarchs this season. Although he was never drafted, O'Neill made the jump to the AHL in 2011-12 after a successful four-year run with Yale University. This was by far his best season in the minors, but given that he'll turn 27 in June, it's unlikely that he'll be able to establish himself as a regular in the NHL.
Apr 17 - 5:15 PM

Adrian Kempe has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

In 95 games over the past two seasons with Modo of the SHL, he registered 10 goals and 28 points. Kempe was chosen with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Kings.
Apr 15 - 5:04 PM

Adrian Kempe will play for the AHL Manchester Monarchs on an amateur tryout agreement.

Kempe spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Swedish Hockey League's MODO, scoring five goals and 17 points in 50 contests. He was taken with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Look for the Kings to ink him to an entry-level contract over the summer and for Kempe to open up the 2015-16 campaign in the AHL.
Apr 15 - 9:28 AM

Anze Kopitar will play for his native Slovenia at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

Kopitar's options in this respect are somewhat limited considering his father coaches the team. The Kings forward will be seeking retribution for a dismal regular season.
Apr 14 - 9:39 PM

Jake Muzzin will join Team Canada for the first time in his career for May's World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

The 26 year old Muzzin is coming off a career year, posting 10 goals and 41 points while skating 22:42 over 76 games for the LA Kings this season.
Apr 14 - 8:55 PM

Martin Jones has received his first career call to Team Canada for May's World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

Jones, who has served as the LA Kings' understudy to starter Jonathan Quick, has seen just 34 games over his first two seasons. Jones has compiled a 16-11-2 record with an astounding seven shutouts with 62 goals against. He is expected to share the crease with Arizona Coyotes' starter Mike Smith.
Apr 14 - 8:50 PM

Alex Lintuniemi has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Lintuniemi was taken with the 60th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had seven goals and 36 points in 58 OHL contests in 2014-15.
Apr 14 - 11:13 AM

The trial for Slava Voynov is now slated to begin on July 6.

Voynov is charged with domestic violence and if he is found guilty, the maximum sentence is nine years. Voynov is also recovering from an Achilles tendon tear that required surgery. His future in the NHL is up in the air at this time.
Apr 13 - 8:16 AM

Andrej Sekera would not have been able to play in the playoffs had the Kings advanced because of torn ligaments in his knee.

Sekera will not require surgery but will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, if the Kings do not sign him. He will require a lengthy rehab on the knee but should be fine for the start of training camp in September.
Apr 13 - 8:12 AM

GM Dean Lombardi disputed some of the facts that the New York Post ran on the weekend when they stated that the Kings players locked coach Darryl Sutter out of the locker room.

Lombardi said that it happened in Tampa Bay on Feb. 7 not in the last two weeks of the season on the road. It also happened during an eight-game winning streak according to Lombardi so the transgression did not bother him.
Apr 13 - 8:07 AM

Earlier today, LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi lamented that there is a "possibility" that Mike Richards could be bought-out this summer.

However that doesn't appear to be his preferred option. After all, Richards carries a $5.75M cap hit through 2019-20. "Because they care so much and their loyalty to each other, we can fix this and become stronger," Lombardi continued. There's no easy answer for the Kings with Richards, but we'll keep you posted on the latest news.
Apr 12 - 6:45 PM

The LA Kings and Boston Bruins, the defending Cup champs and defending President Trophy winners, became a unique duo since 1968-69 to miss the playoffs

Not since the 1968-69 Montreal Canadiens, who captured both the Presidents Trophy and Stanley Cup, missed the playoffs entirely missed the playoffs the following season. While this isn't inherently indicative of things to come for LA and Boston, changes are expected to be coming their way.
Apr 12 - 5:40 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have assigned Jordan Weal to the AHL.

Weal was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against San Jose. He was the Kings' third round pick in 2010.
Apr 12 - 5:05 PM

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter was locked out of the locker room by his players following a loss on the road in the last two weeks.

The Kings players are apparently tiring of Sutter's ranting and raving and responded by putting barriers against the doors when he tried to enter after a game. It should be an interesting off-season in Los Angeles.
Apr 12 - 8:18 AM

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