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Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, whose recovery from knee surgery was expected to take a few weeks but has lasted two months, underwent an MRI exam Monday to gauge his progress.
"There was no structural damage and no setback," General Manager Dean Lombardi said Tuesday. Lombardi said the decision on when to rejoin the lineup remains up to Mitchell, who was medically cleared to play last week.
Mitchell didn't skate Sunday or Monday. The team was given Tuesday off.
Without Mitchell and Matt Greene (back surgery) the Kings have relied heavily on defensemen Drew Doughty and Rob Scuderi in crucial situations. Doughty played 29 minutes 59 seconds Monday in the team's 3-2 shootout victory over Vancouver, raising his time on ice to a league-leading average of 29:10. His defense partner, Scuderi, is averaging 25:20, which ranked 18th in the NHL through Monday's games.
For Scuderi, 34, that's a big jump from the 20:36 he averaged last season. But he said he hasn...
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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick looks to repeat his success from last season. Quick was a nominee for the Vezina Trophy and won the 2012 Stanley Cup against the New Jersey Devils. The American born goalie is a one of a kind.
Jonathan Quick lives after his name, as he is...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jeff Carter scored Los Angeles' first power-play goal of the season and added the only score in the shootout, leading the Kings to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
Defenseman Slava Voynov tied it with 43.2 seconds left in regulation for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won two straight after an 0-2-1 start. Jonathan...
Jeff Carter scored Los Angeles' first power-play goal of the season and added the only score in the shootout, leading the Kings to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
Defenseman Slava Voynov tied it with 43.2 seconds left in regulation for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won two straight after an 0-2-1 start. Jonathan Quick stopped...
Last night was full of disappointment for the Canucks, but the compressed schedule means it’s a fresh sheet of ice tonight in Los Angeles. There lie the Kings, who eliminated the Canucks last year. LA is struggling, having finally picked their first win on Saturday.
Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (2-2-1) v Los Angeles Kings (1-2-1)
Venue: Staples Center
Time: 7:30 pm
Before you listen to a brand new episode of All The Kings Men Podcast... be sure to read my TRH GAMEDAY PREVIEW for the Los Angeles Kings vs the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Staples Center. You can read it here at LAKings.com and you better hurry... not because it will be taken down... but because I might get killed by Canucks fans today.
Once you've read the Preview of...
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The Nashville Predators return to California on their road trip, this time to Los Angeles to play against the reigning Stanley Cup Champions Kings. Currently Nashville is on a three game losing streak and would love to snap it Thursday night. For the Kings, they look to continue their win streak to three. Puck drops at 9:38 PM CT/7:38...
The Los Angeles Kings got off to a sluggish start, but the reigning Stanley Cup champs are starting to pick up some points.
A matchup with the Nashville Predators could help them earn two more.
Los Angeles goes for a third straight victory Thursday night when the Predators try to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat.
Since opening with three straight losses for the first time since...