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  • Jarret Stoll, Kings forward, released after arrest in Las Vegas

    CBC Sports "Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas resort. Stoll was released on $5,000 US bond from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night. He's accused of being in possession of cocaine. Stoll's attorney,..." April 19

  • Kings’ Jarret Stoll Arrested In Las Vegas On Suspicion Of Drug Possession

    CBS Los Angeles "Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of drugs at a Las Vegas resort swimming pool complex, police said. Stoll, 32, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand hotel, Las Vegas Metro..." April 18

  • Dustin Brown: Locking Sutter out of room wasn't a big deal, 'Sometimes that's what you need'

    Pro Hockey Talk "After Kings GM Dean Lombardi confirmed players locked Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room following a game in early February, team captain Dustin Brown tried to put the incident in perspective. “It’s been blown a little out of proportion,” Brown said during Monday’s end-of-year media..." April 14

  • Lombardi confirms Kings players did lock out coach Sutter

    Orange County Register "Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was asked today about yesterday’s New York Post report that Kings players locked Coach Darryl Sutter out of the team locker room after a recent road game. Here’s what Lombardi said… LOMBARDI: ''It’s factually inaccurate. The timing is wrong. It happened in..." April 13

  • Lombardi: Mike Richards buyout 'a possibility'

    Pro Hockey Talk "After winning the Stanley Cup in 2014, the Los Angeles Kings faced a difficult decision regarding Mike Richards. He played a big role in them winning the Cup back in 2012, but he had clearly taken a step back in 2013-14, which was dangerous because the Kings had committed to him through the..." April 13

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    LAKingsPR @LAKingsPR

    The Kings have assigned forward Jordan Weal to the @MonarchsHockey ...

  • LA Kings finish season with 4-1 win over Sharks

    Yahoo! Sports "The Kings and Sharks hadn't played such a meaningless game in April for more than a half-decade. With their playoff aspirations crushed in the past week, the defending Stanley Cup champions and their perennially successful rivals found themselves skating with nothing at stake on a sunny..." April 12

  • Kings locked Sutter out of dressing room

    New York Post "Parity didn’t take down the Kings. Time finally caught up to them. The grind caught up to them. Seriously, 64 playoff games over the last three years in which L.A. won the Cup twice and lost in the conference finals — their seasons ending on June 11, June 8 and June 13, respectively. And..." April 12

  • L.A. Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr retires after regular-season finale

    L.A. Daily News "Robyn Regehr played his 1,089th and last NHL game Saturday at Staples Center, one final battle for a hockey warrior whose gritty style of play earned few headlines but whose teams couldn’t have won without a workhorse approach that served him so well. The 34-year-old defenseman logged 21..." April 12

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    Dennis Bernstein @DennisTFP

    Kings Robyn Regehr tells me he's calling it a career.

  • Stoll, Toffoli focused on game 82, not contract uncertainty

    LA Kings Insider "Pucks were scattered on the ice near the team bench and water bottles were filled, but the only Kings who emerged from the dressing room one day after the team was eliminated from playoff contention were those who met with the media. In an era in which the salary cap precipitates league-wide..." April 11

  • What happened to the Kings? "After losing 3-1 in Calgary Thursday, the Kings are the first Stanley Cup champion to miss the next year’s playoffs since 2006-2007 Carolina Hurricanes. The thing is, it’s not like the Kings collapsed. They were the league’s top possession club (getting 54.9% of score-adjusted shot attempts)..." April 11

  • Flames clinch playoff spot with 3-1 win over the Kings

    Calgary Herald "Rewind the clock a year ago, maybe two, and try to find some type of significance to Game No. 81 of the Calgary Flames regular season. Now, go back to the first game of the 2014-15 campaign, a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 8, and try and remember what the hockey world was saying..." April 10

  • Bachman backstops Oilers to payback win over Kings

    Edmonton Sun "The Los Angeles Kings wanted a win to keep their playoff hopes on track, the Edmonton Oilers wanted it more for Richard Bachman With their goalie playing his first game since returning from his brother’s funeral, the Oilers rose up and delivered a gritty and inspirational show of support for..." April 08

  • Defending champion Kings on brink of elimination from playoff contention

    Pro Hockey Talk "The L.A. Kings have been in similarly dire situations before. Remember when they faced being swept out of the first round of last year’s playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, only to win four in a row to advance and, well, win it all. Now the big question: Can the defending Stanley Cup champs..." April 08

  • Canucks crown Kings, move closer to clinching playoff spot

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks made a point in addition to earning two very big ones in the standings on Monday night. The Canucks came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in a shootout in what was a wildly entertaining game, delighting a sellout crowd at Rogers Arena that can taste the..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Was told last night Sekera was not expected to return during the regular season. Didn't discuss playoffs. #CrossThatBridgeLater

  • Kings Gain Playoff Spot (For Now) With 8-2 Shaming of Oilers

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings have once again procrastinated making the playoffs until the end of the season, but they did not procrastinate tonight in their 8-2 demolition of the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings, who needed wins after consecutive losses in Chicago and Minnesota and were without standout..." April 03

  • Kings Sign Tanner Pearson to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Tanner Pearson to a two-year contract extension, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 22-year-old Pearson (born on Aug. 10, 1992) is a 6-1, 205-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario, who has appeared in 67 career NHL regular..." April 03

  • Suspended Kings' Voynov had Achilles surgery "Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov had surgery last week to repair a torn Achilles tendon, L.A. Kings Insider reported Wednesday. Voynov, who is suspended by the NHL, was injured "in a recreational activity," the website said. Recovery time could be at least four months. Voynov was..." April 02

  • St. Cloud sniper Brodzinski skips senior year, signs with Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "St. Cloud State standout Jonny Brodzinski — Los Angeles’ fifth-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft — has decided to forgo his senior season and turn pro. Brodzinski, 21, made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday. The decision comes on the heels of an impressive junior campaign in which..." April 01

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    Nathan Fenno @nathanfenno

    Voynov trial rescheduled from April 21 to July 6. #Kings #NHL

  • Backup goalie Scott Darling gives Blackhawks a lift in victory over Kings

    Chicago Sun-Times "Even in the second game of back-to-back, it looked like a moment for Corey Crawford on Monday night — the Blackhawks fighting for playoff position and facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings in desperation mode. But Scott Darling got the call and was up to the task. Backed by a strong..." March 31

  • Kings newcomer Andrej Sekera contributes much to current success

    Los Angeles Times "Multiple-choice time: Reasons why the Kings are surging, on a three-game winning streak, and with just one road loss (in overtime) in their last seven games. A) Anze Kopitar. B) Jonathan Quick. C) Andrej Sekera. D) All of the above Answer: D. The abilities of the Kings center,..." March 28

  • Kopitar's Late Winner Caps Off Massive Road Win Over Islanders

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings played really well tonight, but through 55 minutes, they were no closer to a win than when they started. So what did the Kings do when they were at a stalemate? They put out their first line and went to work. The result was a game-winning goal for Anze Kopitar and a 3-2 win..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Kings Stifle Rangers 4-2, But Remain Short Of Playoff Spot

    Jewels From The Crown "In their first game back in Madison Square Garden since last year's Stanley Cup Final, the Kings took care of business, breezing by the Rangers 4-2. They remain out of the playoffs, however, as idle Calgary holds the tiebreaker. The New York Rangers scored the first goal--in the first minute,..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Could the Flyers have interest in Justin Williams this summer?

    Courier-Post "It's late March and the Flyers are in a frustrating spot. Their 6.5-percent odds at winning the lottery to pick first in June's draft are greater than their 0.1-percent odds at making the postseason. By the end of the week, they may meet mathematical elimination. All season long the team has..." March 25

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar shows dominance again in 3-1 win over New Jersey

    Los Angeles Times "It wasn't anti-Anze hockey, but for the last month or so, Kings center Anze Kopitar wasn't looking quite like his usual dominant self. He scored three goals in February and March and just twice in the last 15 games before Monday's action and was a combined minus-five in games last week against..." March 24

  • Mike Richards on promotion: 'It's like being back with your family again'

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Richards is a “big believer” in the idea that everything happens for a reason. That’s the philosophy he took with him at the start of his journey with the AHL Manchester Monarchs. The storybook ending to that would be him returning to Los Angeles with renewed confidence and go on to play a..." March 23

  • Canucks enhance playoff chances with big win over Kings

    Vancouver Sun "It is a game the Vancouver Canucks can stick in their memory bank and use come playoff time. And thanks to Saturday’s huge 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center, there is more than a good chance there will indeed be a playoffs for the Canucks. Vancouver fell behind 1-0,..." March 22

  • NHL will review Toffoli hit on Burrows "As the Los Angeles Kings make a push for one of the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference, the last thing they need is for one of their key players to miss a few games. But the NHL may have no choice but to sit Tyler Toffoli down." March 22

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    The Mayor John Hoven @mayorNHL

    Per #LAKings mgmt, Tyler Toffoli will not be suspended or have any further discipline from NHL for yesterday's hit on #Canucks Alex Burrows.

  • Kings recall Mike Richards from AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings are scratching and clawing for a playoff spot, so maybe it only makes sense that they’re exploring every avenue to survive. Apparently that involves bringing back Mike Richards. The news originally surfaced from the Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman, while..." March 22

  • Kings D Alec Martinez activated off injured reserve "After he was sidelined for nearly seven weeks, the Los Angeles Kings are expected to get defenseman Alec Martinez back shortly. Martinez was activated off of injured reserve Friday and could be inserted into the lineup as early as Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks. The 27-year-old..." March 21

  • Ryan Kesler’s game-winner in OT lifts Anaheim Ducks past L.A. Kings

    L.A. Daily News "The Honda Center ice was no place for the faint of heart Wednesday. The Ducks and Kings renewed their mutual dislike for each other in the fifth and final regular-season game between the Southern California rivals and it was loud, angry and intense. Was it a playoff preview, a warmup for what’s..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Kings' Coyote-ugly win over Arizona a thing of beauty to Andy Andreoff

    Los Angeles Times "He smiled after the puck got past Arizona goalie Mike Smith late in the second period. It lingered. He kept smiling on the bench and was still smiling at the end of second period. You can guess that 23-year-old Andy Andreoff was still smiling on the drive home after the Kings' game against the..." March 17

  • Kings' Jarret Stoll won't play Monday; after that, who knows?

    Los Angeles Times "About the only clear thing regarding Jarret Stoll's status is that the veteran center will not play Monday night against Arizona, according to the Kings. Stoll, who was injured in Thursday's game at Vancouver, has not been on the ice since then. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi has..." March 16

  • Kings Stoll ruled out vs. Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "The L.A. Kings will be without forward Jarret Stoll tonight when they play host to the Nashville Predators. According to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times, Stoll is out with an upper body injury. “He didn’t skate yesterday and he didn’t skate today, so he’s probably not going to be..." March 14

  • Kings GM: ‘A possibility’ Richards returns to NHL "In late January, the Los Angeles Kings shocked everybody when they demoted 30-year-old Mike Richards to the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs. A leader and a winner his whole career, it showed how much the centre had declined that not only couldn’t the Kings find a trading partner to send him to, but he..." March 14

  • Kings Stifle Canucks, Regain Playoff Spot

    Jewels From The Crown "The Kings are back in a playoff spot! They're now an entire point ahead of the Winnipeg Jets, so the Kings can pretty much coast through the rest of the regular season. Well, probably not. But the Kings certainly gained a lot of ground today. Let's look at how they overcame the Vancouver..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • These three Kings find win over Avalanche fulfilling

    Los Angeles Times "There was one King, combining on a nicely executed give-and-go with center Jeff Carter for their second goal. Another one of the Kings managed to score in close with one hand on his stick and the other on the stick of Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart, who was none too happy with the..." March 11

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Kings power past the Oilers, 5-2

    Los Angeles Times "One of the primary ways to get the Kings annoyed is to suggest they are simply waiting to flip the switch for when it really counts. They've heard it nearly everywhere. From Anaheim to El Segundo. From Winnipeg and now in Edmonton. On Tuesday night, the the switch was in the "on" position..." March 04

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