Setoguchi scored a pair goals in Saturday's 5-0 rout of the Flames. It was the first two goals of the year for the veteran, who took nearly 12 games to finally fine twine. Setoguchi has averaged 12:52 of ice time thus far in a depth role for the Kings and doesn't figure to play much of a fantasy factor unless he somehow turns back the clock to his 31-goal, 65-point season back in 2008-09 with the Sharks. Seeing as though he didn't set foot on NHL ice last year and was held scoreless in 12 contests the year before that in Calgary, we wouldn't be too optimistic at this point.
Setoguchi signed with a one-year, two-way contract with the Kings on Tuesday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Setoguchi is on the comeback trail, having not played in an NHL game since doing so with the Flames in November of 2014. He wasn't signed after joining the Maple Leafs on a PTO ahead of last season, but did have a stint with Davos HC of the Swiss-A league, notching 11 goals with 13 assists in 30 games. As noted by The Hockey News, Setoguchi had struggled with a drinking problem after getting send to AHL Adirondack in 2014, so it's good to see that he's earned a new contract and the chance to continue his playing career. With Marian Gaborik on injured reserve with a foot injury and Tanner Pearson suspended, look for Setoguchi to start the season in the NHL.
Setoguchi could be nearing a contract with the Kings after skating alongside Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown at practice Monday, LA Kings Insider reports. Setoguchi had been in camp on a tryout offer but it looks like he may open the season as a member of the Kings. The Kings could use some scoring punch to start the season following the injury to Marion Gaborik but it remains to be seen how much Setoguchi has left in the tank. He recorded a goal and an assist on six shots in five preseason games.
Devin Setoguchi has signed a professional tryout offer with the Maple Leafs, according to Matt Brown of Sportsnet 590 The FAN.
Devin Setoguchi cleared waivers Thursday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
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