King tallied a goal, an assist, four hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Oilers. After missing the first 35 games of the season to a broken foot, King has now put up 11 points in 25 games. That is not too shabby considering that he put up 26 points a season ago while playing 81 games. While he still doesn't have much value in most leagues, he may be worth a look in much deeper leagues should he start putting up numbers a bit more consistently.
King scored a goal and added an assist despite playing just 10:53 in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche. The third-line winger made the Kings proud by picking up his fifth and six points of the season, but his career .34 point-per-game career pace suggests his decent output through 14 games is nothing more than a small-sample fluke. Even with his foot injury behind him, King doesn't have enough offensive skills to be a difference-maker in standard leagues.
King made his season debut Tuesday, netting a goal and an assist in a win over the Oilers. King slotted in on the third line, where the trio including Trevor Lewis and Dustin Brown combined for eight points in the victory. King had yet to play a game all season after breaking a bone in his foot on Oct. 5. The 26-year-old is coming off a 13-goal, 26-point campaign in 2014-15 and should be a reliable bottom-six scorer on a Kings team that has won three straight games and holds an 11-point lead in the Pacific Division.
King (foot) will play Tuesday against the Oilers, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. King wasn't expected to be available until after the new year, but participated in pregame warmups, and will make his season debut Tuesday against the Oilers. The 26-year-old winger tallied 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 81 games with the Kings last season.
King (foot) returned to practice Monday but won't return until after the new year, LA Kings Insider reports. King's working his way back up to speed and being cleared for practice is a step towards his return but he's still a little more than a week away from returning.
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