Purcell cleared waivers and has been assigned to AHL Ontario, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Apparently no other team in the league was in need of Purcell's services and so he will remain with the Kings' organization for now. The 31-year-old winger hasn't found his niche in Los Angeles just yet and likely won't get the chance until at least one of his teammates gets injured.
The Kings waived Purcell on Saturday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports. Purcell has been a healthy scratch for the Kings' last four games, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. It remains to be seen whether the veteran winger will be willing to report to AHL Ontario if he isn't claimed by another NHL club off waivers.
Purcell registered his first point of the season -- an assist -- during Friday's loss to Ottawa. Purcell has been limited to just seven games this season after missing time with an illness, so his point drought wasn't that long. However, the Kings are far from an offensive juggernaut (2.4 goals per game), and Purcell is likely past his prime. He's best left to deep leagues and viewed as a contrarian flier most nights in daily contests.
Purcell (illness) is in Thursday's lineup against Pittsburgh, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. After missing eight games, it's tough to imagine Purcell being back to top form against Pittsburgh. However, he will be on the second line of a banged up Kings team, so he will certainly have plenty of chances to make some plays in his return.
Purcell (illness), who missed his sixth straight game Sunday, remains day-to-day, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Kings have been banged up to start the season and Purcell hasn't been able to get back into the lineup outside of the first two games of the season. It's hard to imagine he'll step back into a fantasy-relevant position immediately but he could work his way into a top-six role given the Kings' injury situation.
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