Kings Rumors & News

  • Budaj, Pearson power Kings past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles third-string goaltender Peter Budaj made a point to get the puck from the Kings' 4-3 shootout victory Saturday. It's not because it was the first win in the first game in which he was thrust into the spotlight as the Kings' new starting goaltender after groin..." October 23

  • Kings’ Nic Dowd only 2nd Alabama native to score in NHL

    L.A. Daily News "Aud Tuten finally has some company. Tuten was the one and only Alabama-born player to score a goal in the NHL until Kings center Nic Dowd joined him by scoring the first goal of his career during a 4-3 overtime victory Thursday over the Dallas Stars. Tuten, a native of Enterprise, Ala., scored..." October 22

  • Kings' Zatkoff suffers groin injury in practice

    Sportsnet "A second Los Angeles Kings goalie went down with an injury when Jeff Zatkoff left practice Saturday. Jonathan Quick suffered a groin injury last week, and though he declined surgery, he will reportedly be out several months." October 22

  • Martinez scores in OT as Kings top Stars for 1st win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- After an 0-3 start, the Los Angeles Kings hit the ice at American Airlines Center Thursday night with a sense of urgency. And thanks to Alec Martinez scoring the game-winner 1:20 into overtime, the Kings left town with a 4-3 victory against the Dallas Stars. Martinez ended the game..." October 21

  • Ruff rips officials for 'terrible call' on Kings' overtime winner

    Sports Day ""I think that was a terrible call at the end of the game. I thought our goaltender was interfered with, he was elbowed in the head before the puck went in the net. Terrible. Someone is going to have to explain why that goal counts. I want an explanation. He's in the paint, he's elbowed in the head..." October 21

  • Wild cruise past defenseless Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Los Angeles Kings, who lost star goaltender Jonathan Quick to an injury in the season opener, are off to a nightmare start. The Minnesota Wild blasted past the still-winless Kings 6-3 Tuesday, scoring five times on their first 15 shots as Los Angeles looked..." October 19

  • Kings' Jonathan Quick: Elects for non-surgical procedure Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Quick, who's out indefinitely with a groin injury, has decided against surgery, though he did undergo a non-surgical procedure Tuesday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Dillman additionally reports that Quick will not go on long-term injured reserve at this time. The Kings have..." October 19

  • Couturier scores twice to help Flyers crown Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A four-goal scoring barrage in the second period allowed the Philadelphia Flyers to bolt past the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. Sean Couturier scored twice and the Flyers upended the Kings 4-2 in their home opener before 18,453 at Staples Center. "They were pretty..." October 15

  • The Jonathan Quick news keeps getting worse for Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the Los Angeles Kings lost starting goaltender Jonathan Quick in their season opener it was initially expected his injury would sideline him for at least a couple of weeks. The team placed him on injured reserve on Thursday and recalled Peter Budaj from the AHL. On Friday evening the..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Jonathan Quick placed on injured reserve by LA Kings

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings placed goaltender Jonathan Quick on injured reserve Thursday, one day after he was forced from their season-opening loss to the San Jose Sharks because of an unspecified lower-body injury. Quick’s status was described as week to week by a team spokesman. Jeff Zatkoff will replace..." October 14

  • Sharks edge rival Kings, who lose Quick to injury

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The calendar said October, but the game felt more like one played in late spring. Defenseman Brent Burns scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and goalie Martin Jones slammed the door on his former team as the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1..." October 13

  • Kings lose Quick to serious injury: 'It's not good'

    ESPN "Things couldn't have gotten off to a worse start for the Los Angeles Kings in their season opener Wednesday night, as star goalie Jonathan Quick left the game and could miss significant time with a lower-body injury. "It's not good," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said after a 2-1 loss to..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Kings' Toffoli eyeing Rocket Richard Trophy "Every season since Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli broke into the NHL with two goals in 10 games in 2012-13 he has leapt forward: 12 goals in 62 games in 2013-14, 23 in 76 in 2014-15 and 31 in 82 last season. Now, as the Kings open this season at the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday (10:30..." October 12

  • Report: Kings looking to sign Devin Setoguchi

    Pro Hockey Talk "It sounds like Devin Setoguchi’s NHL comeback is almost complete. The Los Angeles Kings, who invited Setoguchi to attend their training camp on a PTO, are reportedly looking to sign the forward to a contract, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Rosen. The former first-round pick impressed enough..." October 11

  • Kings, Setoguchi working on contract

    Los Angeles Times "There are two especially stressful spells for NHL players: The days leading up to the trade deadline and the days before the regular season. It is no different for the Kings, with their season opener set for Wednesday at San Jose. Veteran defenseman Rob Scuderi and forward Michael Latta were..." October 11

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Kings place Marian Gaborik on injured reserve

    Today's Slapshot "The Los Angeles Kings made it official Thursday, placing Marian Gaborik on injured reserve due to the broken foot he suffered during the World Cup of Hockey. Gaborik is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks but will be re-evaluated in three. He currently is wearing a walking boot and using..." October 07

  • Tanner Pearson suspended two reg. season games

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings winger Tanner Pearson was suspended the remainder of the preseason and two regular season games for an illegal check to the head on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson. Pearson received a game misconduct after appearing to hit Davidson's chin with his shoulder halfway..." October 05

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Kings' Pearson to have hearing for illegal hit on Oilers' Davidson

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings winger Tanner Pearson will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety after an illegal check to the head on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson. Pearson received a game misconduct after appearing to hit Davidson's chin with his shoulder halfway through..." October 03

  • To improve mobility, McNabb worked with a speedskater

    LA Kings Insider "Brayden McNabb, who welcomes opposing forwards into his defensive zone office with jarring, cacophonous body checks, is looking to transfer his country strong power into his skating, which could hold the key to the degree in which he’ll continue to develop in the coming year. Looking to implant..." October 02

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Wayne Gretzky joining NHL for Centennial Celebration "Wayne Gretzky and the NHL are joining together to celebrate the League's 100th anniversary with a year-long Centennial Celebration in 2017. Gretzky will serve as the official ambassador to the Centennial Celebration, which begins Jan. 1 in Toronto with the NHL Centennial Classic outdoor game..." September 27

  • Gaborik out 8 weeks with foot injury

    Sportsnet "Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik will miss the next eight weeks after suffering a foot injury at the World Cup of Hockey. The forward was seen leaving the Air Canada Centre Monday afternoon on crutches and with his right foot in a cast." September 26

  • Dustin Brown looking ahead after losing Kings captaincy

    L.A. Daily News "It’s a dead issue. The past is in the past. Dustin Brown said he has moved on. The start of training camp Friday eased his and the Kings’ leadership transition, helping to put the upheaval of the off-season into their figurative rear-view mirrors. Brown is no longer the captain of the..." September 24

  • Kings give Devin Setoguchi a chance at a fresh start

    Los Angeles Times "Devin Setoguchi hit rock bottom in an airport bar in St. Louis. Hours earlier he had sworn off alcohol, which had derailed his once-promising hockey career. But then his stomach started to burn and he began coughing up blood, the result of problems brought on by his drinking. His livelihood,..." September 24

  • Los Angeles Kings reveal logo for 2017 NHL All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "There has definitely been a shift in how Cam Newton has talked about race and how he speaks about everything since the Panther lost in the Super Bowl. It was happening in plain sight and wasn’t being hidden very well. SI has some insight on who is responsible for the change." September 19

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • The intersecting paths of USA goalies Quick, Schneider and Bishop to World Cup Hockey

    SI "A collective revelation was recently had by the three goaltenders on Team U.S.A., and those sensitive to spoilers should know that fate will ensure this particular matter occurs sometime soon. Bear with us, though, because the parameters take time to explain. Start in March 2004, at an ice rink..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Anze Kopitar named captain for Team Europe

    Today's Slapshot "The Los Angeles Kings made a shakeup in their leadership corps this summer, stripping former captain Dustin Brown of the ‘C’ and passing it over to fellow forward Anze Kopitar. Now, just a few months later, the Slovenian center is yet again being named to captain a team. It was announced on..." September 06

  • Canada's Jeff Carter dealing with lower-body injury

    LA Kings Insider "There was an ominous report that surfaced as many of us were getting out of bed this morning. Based on correspondence, Carter suffered a lower-body injury while training. I have a preliminary sense that this isn’t a major injury – one source told LA Kings Insider the injury is “week-to-week” –..." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Blue Jackets GM passed on Kopitar in draft, mocked his training

    Yardbarker "The Columbus Blue Jackets could have had Anze Kopitar and passed on the talented Slovenian partly due to his training regimen. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch revisited the 2005 NHL Draft, writing that the Blue Jackets had a real chance at landing Kopitar. He was ranked 3rd on the team..." August 27

  • Sweden adds Enroth as third goalie to World Cup roster

    TSN "The Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced Friday that Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jhonas Enroth has been added to its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Enroth replaces Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner, who is injured. " August 26

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Wayne Gretzky traded by Oilers to Kings 28 years ago "The trade that most thought could never happen was made on this date 28 years ago. Wayne Gretzky, the captain and the heart and soul of the dynastic Edmonton Oilers, was traded on Aug. 9, 1988, sent to the Los Angeles Kings along with center Mike Krushelnyski and defenseman Marty McSorley...." August 09

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

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