Kings Rumors & News

  • Benn's 2 1st-period goals lift Stars over Kings

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jamie Benn got the Dallas Stars started early, and Kari Lehtonen shut down the Los Angeles Kings late. Benn scored two first-period goals to help Dallas take a four-goal lead. Lehtonen saved 16 of 17 shots in the third period, allowing the Stars to hold on and beat the Kings 5-4 on Saturday..." November 23

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    Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider

    Darryl, on Martinez: "He's still got a wound. Full sutures, so it'll be a while. He's not 'day-to-day.'"

  • NHL announces terms of Voynov suspension will be maintained; Kings to receive salary cap relief "The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings' Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely." November 22

  • Tanner Pearson ends scoring drought as Kings beat Hurricanes, 3-2

    Los Angeles Times "Tanner Pearson's season has been a wild adventure. He went from winning the NHL's rookie of the month honor in October to being stapled to the Kings' bench by Coach Darryl Sutter in November when his scoring touch vanished. Sutter could have scratched him from the lineup against Carolina on..." November 21

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    TSN Hockey @TSNHockey

    JUST IN: @LAKings D Slava Voynov has been charged with one felony count of corporal injury to spouse.

  • L.A. Kings win in Willie Mitchell’s return with the Florida Panthers

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings welcomed former teammate Willie Mitchell back to Staples Center on Tuesday night. They gave him his Stanley Cup championship ring and saluted his short but memorable tenure with the team in a video tribute that played on the giant overhanging scoreboard. They also gave him a reminder..." November 19

  • Kings GM frustrated by Bettman's comments on Voynov situation "With NHL executives available to the media with the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Monday night, commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the still looming situation involving Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. The Russian rearguard remains suspended following an October arrest on..." November 18

  • Alec Martinez expected to miss one week, per Lombardi

    LA Kings Insider "Alec Martinez, who injured a pinky finger when struck with a shot during last Thursday’s game against Dallas, is expected to miss one week of action, General Manager Dean Lombardi told LA Kings Insider. The term of his absence is close to a best-case scenario. Concerns were raised when the word..." November 17

  • L.A. Kings edge Anaheim Ducks on Jarret Stoll’s overtime goal

    L.A. Daily News "After all the hard hits and difficult plays, all it took was a little nudge of the puck for the Kings to edge the Ducks in the second Freeway Series game of the season on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Kings center Jarret Stoll merely bumped the puck over the goal line in..." November 16

  • Kings D Alec Martinez sidelined indefinitely after surgery on finger "The Los Angeles Kings expect to get defenseman Roby Regehr back from injury this weekend, but the depth won't be replenished like it should. The Kings revealed Friday that Stanley Cup Final hero Alec Martinez had surgery on one of his fingers and it is too early to set a timetable for his return..." November 16

  • Roster shuffling works as Stars beat defending champion Kings 2-0

    Dallas Morning News "Lindy Ruff wasn’t about to stand pat. The Stars were coming off their first win in eight games Tuesday in Arizona, but the Stars coach shuffled just about everything to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings Thursday. Ruff reassembled the Super Line of Jamie Benn-Jason..." November 14

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    Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider

    Per DL, Alec Martinez had surgery on a finger this morning. At this point, too early to know about recovery/timetable.

  • Anaheim Ducks earn a 6-5 shootout victory over L.A. Kings

    L.A. Daily News "It was fast and frantic and full of unpredictable twists and turns. The Ducks and Kings rocketed around the Honda Center ice Wednesday in their first Freeway Series game of the season. No play could be taken for granted, and certainly no lead was safe. When it was done, the Ducks took a 6-5..." November 13

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The cap-strapped #LAKings have signed Jamie McBain to a two-way contract. He'll make $550,000 in the NHL and $100,000 in the AHL.

  • Kings to sign Jamie McBain to help depleted blueline

    Yahoo! Sports "During their 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, the Los Angeles Kings were limited to only five defensemen for the game. A salary cap squeeze, compounded by Slava Voynov’s suspension, caused the team to be $160 (!) short of being able to make a call-up. Along with Voynov’s paid..." November 11

  • L.A. Kings score early, often in rout of Vancouver Canucks

    L.A. Daily News "Marian Gaborik scored his long-awaited, much-anticipated first goal of the season a little less than 10 minutes into the Kings’ 5-1 victory Saturday over the Vancouver Canucks. Jake Muzzin then scored his first about five minutes later. Anze Kopitar then scored his third about four minutes..." November 09

  • Islanders edge Kings in shootout to complete SoCal sweep

    New York Post "The Islanders stumbled into Southern California with a three-game skid and a sputtering offense. After back-to-back victories over two NHL powers, it’s clear the Isles got much more than a tan from their time in the sun. Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, and the Islanders..." November 07

  • Kings down Stars, 3-1, earn first road victory of season

    Jewels From The Crown "After a few miserable showings on the road, the Los Angeles Kings finally got what they were looking for. (No, not rocket skates for Matt Greene and Robyn Regehr... though both earned plaudits tonight.) The bottom six came through with three goals to propel the struggling Kings to a 3-1 win over..." November 05

  • Sean Avery has meltdown days before off-Broadway debut

    Page Six "Former NY Ranger Sean Avery had a Shia LaBeouf-style meltdown on the set of his off-Broadway play “Negative Is Positive” and quit two days before it was due to open, after a stage manager politely offered him pizza. “He’s a playwright’s worst nightmare,” said “Negative” author Christy..." November 05

  • Kings' Williams will not play Thursday due to blurred vision from high stick

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams took a high stick very close to his right eye resulting in blurred vision Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. Williams saw a doctor Wednesday and said " ... I'll be fine". Though, the forward will take the night off from Thursday night's game..." November 05

  • Hurricanes hold off Kings 3-2 for second-straight win

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes had little time to celebrate their first victory of the season. Less than 24 hours, actually. The Los Angeles Kings, the defending Stanley Cup champions, were at PNC Arena on Sunday – edgy, looking to end a skid of their own, and with forwards Anze Kopitar and Marian..." November 03

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Jordan Nolan gets a two-game suspension for boarding Darren Helm.

  • Red Wings jump all over Kings, win 5-2

    Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings finished the first month of the season with 14 points after a dominating effort against the defending Stanley Cup champion. The Wings jumped out to a 4-0 first-period lead on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-2. Gustav Nyquist led the..." November 01

  • Penguins power past Kings, 3-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 36 shots Los Angeles threw at him in the Penguins’ 3-0 victory Thursday night at Consol Energy Center. Looked like he could have turned aside another 36, too. Blindfolded. “Marc was really in a zone,” Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. But simply because..." October 31

  • Emery and Flyers knock off Kings in overtime "They gave prizes to the best Halloween costumes worn at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. Flyers goalie Ray Emery got in the spirit of things. He came disguised as Bernie Parent. Emery made 38 saves, and Brayden Schenn scored in overtime as the Flyers jolted the defending Stanley Cup..." October 29

  • Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings go a man down in Philadelphia

    Yahoo! Sports "Oh the irony that the Los Angeles Kings would be having salary cap issues before they play the Philadelphia Flyers -- a team that has essentially hid non-retired, retired players on long-term injury reserve. According to Los Angeles Times scribe Lisa Dillman, the Kings will play shorthanded..." October 28

  • Kings are winning, but they're still looking for their 'A' game

    Los Angeles Times "It seems harsh to find fault with the Kings, who have won five straight games and will face Columbus on Sunday in the finale of a six-game homestand. But they became Stanley Cup champions twice in three seasons by achieving high standards, and they readily acknowledge they haven't yet played as..." October 26

  • Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings blank Buffalo Sabres and make a bit of team history

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings had just enough Thursday. The defending Stanley Cup champions had 12 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders on their roster when they faced off against the Buffalo Sabres at Staples Center, and not one healthy or eligible body more. There simply was no margin for error for the..." October 24

  • Attorney for Kings' suspended Slava Voynov: 'There's no crime here'

    Los Angeles Times "Craig Renetzky, the attorney for Slava Voynov, said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the Kings defenseman, who was arrested early Monday morning after an alleged domestic violence incident in Redondo Beach. Renetzky said he interviewed Voynov and the woman whose..." October 22

  • Kings support Voynov's suspension

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. "I don't think there's any question that we're behind what the league has done," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told..." October 22

  • Slava Voynov -- Domestic Violence Victim Hospitalized "The woman who was allegedly attacked by L.A. Kings star Slava Voynov was injured so badly, she was rushed to the hospital ... where staffers called the cops on Voynov ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement tells us ... Voynov was actually arrested at the hospital in Torrance, CA around 1..." October 20

  • Slava Voynov suspended indefinitely

    ESPN Los Angeles "Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL. A rule in the collective bargaining agreement states that, during a criminal investigation, "the League may suspend the..." October 20

  • Recently re-signed Muzzin still isn’t ready to play

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jake Muzzin suffered an upper-body injury during the preseason and has missed Los Angeles’ first five games as a result. He’s expected to be held out of a sixth contest when the Kings play against Minnesota at 3:00 p.m. ET today. The silver lining is that he might return sooner rather than..." October 19

  • Kings score early and often against hapless Edmonton

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings didn’t actually score on every shift of Tuesday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center. It only seemed like it. The Kings didn’t create a scoring on every dash down the ice against the hopelessly overmatched Oilers. It only appeared to be the case. There will be nights..." October 15

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Jake Muzzin signs extension with LA Kings. 5 yrs, $20 million total.

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    Rich Hammond @Rich_Hammond

    Gaborik is out, per Dean Lombardi. No timetable.

  • Gaborik hurt, out vs. Oilers as banged-up Kings lose another

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings will be down another key contributor from last year’s Stanley Cup championship when they take on the Oilers at Staples tonight: It’s unclear exactly what’s ailing Gaborik. The 32-year-old played in all three of L.A.’s games to start the season, recording one point while..." October 14

  • Los Angeles Kings beat Winnipeg for first victory of season

    L.A. Daily News "Jeff Carter scored a goal and added an assist during the Kings’ 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday at Staples Center, their first after opening their Stanley Cup championship defense with a couple of lackluster defeats. So did Tanner Pearson. So did Tyler Toffoli. You can call..." October 13

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    Curtis Zupke @curtiszupke

    Martin Jones off the ice first. Eight forwards and four D at optional skate. Jake Muzzin skated and Trevor Lewis did not.

  • Arizona Coyotes fight for OT win over LA Kings

    Arizona Republic "Suspect goaltending helped derail the Coyotes in Game 1, and coach Dave Tippett tried to rectify that for his team's second challenge of the season by switching up his netminders. Starter Mike Smith, who was between the pipes for all six goals Thursday against the Jets, took a seat Saturday..." October 12

  • Doughty has embraced role as mentor to younger Kings

    Fox Sports West "The image of Drew Doughty, now 24, as a young child telling the camera that he wants to be a hockey player when he grows up is an image that forever will live on in the minds of Los Angeles fans. But the Kings' defenseman isn't so young anymore. Last season, Doughty skated with defenseman..." October 11

  • Sharks spoil champion Kings' home opener

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks in historic fashion last April, but the Sharks stole the spotlight in the season opener Wednesday night as they blanked the Kings 4-0. The Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony proved to be the true highlight of the evening for L.A. and..." October 09

  • Wayne Gretzky’s Wife Wanted Him To Land With Red Wings, Not Kings

    NESN "Wayne Gretzky had a choice to make about his career 26 years ago, and in the end, his father knew best — which meant going against Mrs. Great One. Gretzky’s famous 1988 trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings marked one of the most important days in NHL history. However, as..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Kings players receive gigantic Stanley Cup rings "The Los Angeles Kings received their Stanley Cup rings Monday night in a private ceremony. Since it's the second in three years for the club, of course Hollywood's team was going to go even bigger and better for ring No. 2. And did they ever go big. Tanner Pearson, who was one of the Kings..." October 07

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Sutter on Doughty: 'He could have played today' said he will talk to Quick to figure out game plan for rest of the exos

  • Kings to take net management one game at a time

    Los Angeles Times "Questions about goalies and playing time often prompt an amusing baseball reference or two from Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, letting out his inner manager for a minute. Not this time. Sutter, who once declared there would be "no pitching rotation" involving his top two goalies, instead..." September 27

  • Kings defenseman Drew Doughty's next goal is the Norris Trophy

    Los Angeles Times "Nourishing the hockey beast in Canada wasn't easy in the days leading up to the start of NHL training camps. But the cable network TSN did its best and rolled out a single-elimination bracket style to answer one simple question. You are starting an NHL franchise, and get to select one player as..." September 21

  • Kings goalie Quick practices, not 100 percent "Goaltender Jonathan Quick practiced with the Los Angeles Kings on the first day of training camp Friday but said his surgically repaired wrist is not 100 percent. "But we're working and we're right on track with where we thought it'd be at this point," said Quick, who is three days past 12..." September 20

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