Player News - Kings

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Jonathan Quick (groin) isn't expected to return for another two weeks or so.

Jeff Zatkoff was placed on waivers Wednesday, but he is projected to stay with the team once he clears. Still, Quick is getting closer to a return from his groin injury.
Feb 22 - 4:16 PM

Jeff Zatkoff has been placed on waivers.

The Kings appear to be preparing for Jonathan Quick's return to the lineup, but this doesn't mean it's imminent. Zatkoff has played in just 13 games this season, while posting a 2-7-1 record with a 2.95 goals-against average and an .879 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 12:28 PM

Adrian Kempe got his first NHL point on Tuesday.

Kempe registered an assist in a 2-1 win over Colorado. It was his fourth career NHL game. He also has 11 goals and 19 points in 43 AHL contests this season.
Feb 22 - 4:47 AM

Trevor Lewis scored the game winning goal Tuesday night as the Kings stopped the Avalanche 2-1.

Lewis’ eighth goal of the season snapped a nine-game goalless streak during which he earned only two assists. The other Kings’ goal in the Tuesday contest belonged to Tyler Toffoli and it was his 10th of the season, so it was unlikely either shooter was on many fantasy radar screens.
Feb 21 - 11:48 PM

Peter Budaj faced 25 shots and blocked all but one as the King beat the Avalanche 2-1 Tuesday night.

Budaj needed this victory. He entered the contest with a record of 1-5-0 and a save percentage of .867 in his last six games. In that span, he has given up an average of 3.3 goals per game, which included a three-goal win over the Panthers February 9.
Feb 21 - 11:34 PM

Andy Andreoff will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Andreoff will be sitting for the third time in his team's last four games. He has two assists and a minus-2 rating in 24 games this season. Paul Ladue will miss the game because of an injury.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 9:00 PM

Paul LaDue has an upper-body injury.

He didn't skate on Tuesday morning due to the ailment and should be considered day-to-day for now.
Feb 21 - 6:49 PM

Jordan Nolan (lower body) didn't appear to have any limitations at Tuesday's morning skate, but he isn't expected to play against Colorado.

He stayed on the ice late with Andy Andreoff, who appears to be scratched. Nolan hasn't played since Feb. 1 because of a lower-body muscle pull.
Feb 21 - 5:35 PM

Peter Budaj will start for the 50th time this season on Tuesday night.

He was the first goalie off at the morning skate and he is expected to start against Colorado. Budaj has a 26-19-3 record with a 2.14 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage, while filling in for injured number one keeper Jonathan Quick.
Feb 21 - 5:29 PM

Jonathan Quick (groin) has been working hard at practice.

Quick is encouraged by his progress and the Kings hope to have him back in the lineup during the first half of March. "We're going to do it day-by-day in simulated games and see exactly where he's at, and then I'll say, 'this is the game you're playing,' and that's what we'll do," coach Darryl Sutter said. "In terms of deadlines or any of that other stuff, that doesn't involve him and I at all. That's how we deal with that."
Feb 21 - 1:17 PM

Jake Muzzin isn't happy with how the 2016-17 campaign has gone for him.

Muzzin has seven goals, 18 points, and a minus-17 rating in 58 games this season. That's after he reached the 40-point mark in each of his previous two campaigns. "It’s tough to answer because it’s not the level of play I want to be playing at," he said. "I mean, I’ve kind of been struggling with the consistency of the game. I’ve just got to get back to the basics and what makes me a good player and get my foundation back and go from there." He might still rebound to some extent, but he certainly hasn't started that as he has an assist and minus-eight rating in his last seven contests.
Feb 21 - 4:48 AM

Anze Kopitar has only one assist in his last six games.

Kopitar has 33 points this season and is in grave danger (is there any other kind) of losing his nine year streak as the Kings leading point getter. He is also a minus-six in the last six contests so all-in-all, the Slovenian has not had a good season.
Feb 20 - 8:15 AM

Peter Budaj stopped 28 of 29 shots on Sunday but received no offense in a 1-0 loss to Anaheim.

Budaj falls to 28-19-3 this season with a 2.14 goals against average and .916 save percentage. He is winless in five of his last six games.
Feb 20 - 12:24 AM

Tanner Pearson and the rest of the Kings were held scoreless in a 1-0 loss to the Ducks on Sunday night.

Pearson's point streak ended at three games, but the 24-year-old is still playing well with 19 goals and 33 points in 56 games.
Feb 20 - 12:21 AM

Peter Budaj will start Sunday's game against Anaheim.

Budaj has been workhorse for the Kings and will start again after he was in goal for a 3-2 loss to Florida on Saturday night.
Feb 19 - 8:50 PM


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