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Kings defenseman Alec Martinez has finger surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Alec Martinez has undergone finger surgery, leaving the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings short of healthy defensemen again. General manager Dean Lombardi told the team's official website that playoff hero Martinez had surgery Friday. Martinez was hurt blocking a shot midway through a 2-0 loss to Dallas. He left Staples Center wearing a wrap on his left...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries and Voynov situation force Kings to play shorthanded

The Los Angeles Kings find themselves in a difficult position when they skate against the Philadelphia Flyers. Due to injuries around the roster to Marian Gaborik, Trevor Lewis and most recently Anze Kopitar along with the ongoing Slava Voynov investigation, the Kings will be shorthanded on their bench. The Kings will only be able to dress 11 forwards. Obviously, the Kings arenâ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries and Voynov situation force Kings to play shorthanded

The Los Angeles Kings find themselves in a difficult position when they skate against the Philadelphia Flyers. Due to injuries around the roster to Marian Gaborik, Trevor Lewis and most recently Anze Kopitar along with the ongoing Slava Voynov investigation, the Kings will be shorthanded on their bench. The Kings will only be able to dress 11 forwards. Obviously, the Kings arenâ...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: Jake Muzzin is Cleared to Play Thursday

The Los Angeles Kings will welcome defenseman Jake Muzzin back to the lineup on Thursday. Per Rich Hammond from the Orange County Register , Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi stated that Muzzin is scheduled to return on Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres. #456499120 / gettyimages.comJake Muzzin has not played in the regular season as he suffered an upper body injury during the preseason...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings GM: NHL should educate after Voynov's domestic violence arrest

  Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi firmly supports the NHL's indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov, the quiet Russian defenseman arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Lombardi also believes the NHL must supplement its swift discipline with an improved plan to provide hockey players with better preparation for many aspects of life outside the rink. '...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lombardi faces new challenge in suspension of Voynov

Dean Lombardi has ventured into uncharted waters. The Los Angeles Kings' general manager has never faced an indefinite suspension in the salary cap era before.  It's not quite as simple as recalling a defenseman to fill the spot of suspended defenseman Slava Voynov. There are too many moving parts, too many parties involved and too many questions that he just doesn't...
Via Fox Sports West
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings support Voynov's suspension after arrest

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) 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. The Kings went back to practice Tuesday for the first time since Voynov was arrested early Monday morning at a hospital. The two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman hasn't been charged, but...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings’ Jake Muzzin Signs Five-Year, $20 Million Contract Extension

Dean Lombardi knows how to build a winning NHL franchise. The Los Angeles Kings general manager has put together two Stanley Cup-winning teams over the last three years, and he’s constructing the foundation for more championships by re-signing top-four defenseman Jake Muzzin to a team-friendly five-year, $20 million contract. The team announced the deal Wednesday afternoon, and...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Los Angeles Kings Preview: Dynasty Brewing In L.A.?

The Los Angeles Kings became the first team to win two Stanley Cups in three years during the salary cap era when they defeated the New York Rangers in a five-game championship series last season. The Kings’ next challenge is to become the first repeat champion since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. Los Angeles came closer to repeating than many of the recent champions in 2012-13...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are living up to their royal namesake.#450341290 / gettyimages.comLOS ANGELES KINGSRoster changes: IN: Adam Cracknell (from St. Louis), David Van Der Gulik (from AHL Lake Erie) Roster changes: OUT: Willie Mitchell (to Florida), Linden Vey (to Vancouver) Re-signed: Marian Gaborik (UFA), Dwight King (RFA) Cap situation:2014-'15: 23 players, $69.79M...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Keeping Mike Richards, Re-Sign Matt Greene To Four-Year Contract

Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was a finalist for the NHL’s general manager of the year award, in large part because of his ability to keep the Kings’ core together for so long. Two key pieces of said core will remain with the team for the foreseeable future. The Kings are holding on to both forward Mike Richards and defenseman Matt Greene after the team elected...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings will not buy out contract of Mike Richards

The Kings have decided against buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to General Manager Dean Lombardi. Richards, who has been a key factor in the Kings' two Stanley Cup wins in the last three seasons, is in the middle of a 12-year contract worth $69 million. The agreement was signed when Richards was with the Philadelphia Flyers. A compliance buyout would...
Via Fox Sports West
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes to Los Angeles Kings’ Roster will be Strictly Voluntary

  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America   By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Dean Lombardi is very good at his job. The Los Angeles Kings are fresh off their second Stanley Cup victory in three years, and while they have not yet reached the level of dynasty that some over-eager commentators wish to thrust upon them, they are not far removed. This year’s Stanley Cup winners could...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

GM of the Year Nominees Announced

NHL-Marc Bergevin (Montreal Canadiens), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings) and Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks) are the three finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Bergevin has been the Canadiens’ general manager for the past two seasons, and has received two GM of the Year Awards, so the team is certainly in good hands. Bergevin and Murray are finalists for the second...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Announces Finalists For General Manager of the Year Award

The NHL announced Friday that Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings, Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens and Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks are the three finalists for the 2014 GM of the Year Award. Murray’s Ducks set franchise records for points (116), wins (54), road wins (25) and finished with the best record in the Western Conference for the first time in team history...
Via NESN.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik coming up clutch for Kings

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kings general manager Dean Lombardi's trade deadline coup for Marian Gaborik was first greeted with skepticism.  In Columbus, he was not as productive as expected. He was said to be somewhat one-dimensional with that one dimension being offense. Valuable, yes, but some questioned whether or not it would fit in with head coach Darryl Sutter's defense...
Via Fox Sports West
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings GM backs acquisition of Marian Gaborik

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- In 2012, the Kings acquired a maligned scorer from Columbus at the trade deadline. Jeff Carter then scored eight goals with five assists (13 points) in the 2012 playoffs, helping Los Angeles win its first-ever Stanley Cup. Sound familiar? Wednesday, the Kings acquired a maligned scorer from Columbus at the trade deadline. While the rest of Marian Gaborik'...
Via Fox Sports West
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

L.A. Kings GM Dean Lombardi Says Goalie Jonathan Quick Will Miss At Least Another Month With Injury

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick hasn’t played since Nov. 12 because of a groin issue, and that same injury will likely force him to miss the rest of his team’s games through Christmas. @LAKings gm dean lombardi tells hc@noon that John Quick will be out another month. Prob until xmas. #sportsnet— Daren Millard (@darenmillard) November 20, 2013 Despite not having...
Via NESN.com
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings center Stoll rushed to hospital after seizure

Kings center Jarret Stoll was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning, having suffered a seizure in his Hermosa Beach home, according to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. Lombardi said that a battery of tests were run on Stoll and that it was expected he would be released later in the day. He said Stoll was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance and Lombardi...
Via Fox Sports West
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings trade three picks to select F Valentin Zykov

All those draft picks so painstakingly hoarded by Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi came in quite handy Sunday. The Kings were able to trade the 57th, 88th and 96th selections to the Edmonton Oilers to move up to the 37th spot in the draft, which was a high second-round pick. With that, they took a high-scoring 18-year-old Russian named Valentin Zykov. The winger had 40 goals...
Via Fox Sports West
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings trade picks for Zykov; Ducks nab Theodore

High atop the Kings shopping list for the 2013 NHL Draft was to fill the need for a scoring left winger. Kings GM Dean Lombardi decided that player was not going to be around when their first pick - No. 57 overall - was called. So, as he has done in years past, Lombardi found a way to move up in the draft, this time packaging three picks (No. 57, 88 and 96) for Edmonton's selection...
Via Fox Sports West
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell showing signs of progress

When Dean Lombardi met with the media via conference call following the Kings' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the hot topics was the status of Willie Mitchell and his possible return for the 2013-14 season. Mitchell missed all of last season following knee surgery and has one year left on his 3.5-million contract. There have been some signs of encouragement as Mitchell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell showing signs of progress

When Dean Lombardi met with the media via conference call following the Kings' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the hot topics was the status of Willie Mitchell and his possible return for the 2013-14 season. Mitchell missed all of last season following knee surgery and has one year left on his 3.5-million contract. There have been some signs of encouragement as Mitchell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reward Slava Voynov's loyalty

Slava Voynov proved his commitment to the Los Angeles Kings by playing well in the AHL during the NHL lockout.The Kings did not want him playing in Russia. General manager Dean Lombardi asked him to use the lockout to complete his transition to the North American game.The KHL’s Traktor Chelyabinsk was willing to pay Voynov big dollars, but Slava stayed the course.“They were all...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings’ GM: “You can’t condone losing”

Kings GM Dean Lombardi, left, and coach Darryl Sutter have built a great team in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill, AP) After shocking the hockey world and becoming the first 8-seed in American sports to win its league’s championship, the Los Angeles Kings seemed to be in a good position to return to the Stanley Cup Finals in a shortened 2013 season. Alas, after moving past St. Louis...
Via Around The Rink
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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