• Ready for season opener

    News: Jake Muzzin is ready for the Kings' Wednesday night season opener against the Sharks, Lisa Dillman of LA Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: On Wednesday it was reported that Jake Muzzin was doubtful for the Kings' season opener with an upper-body injury, so Thursday's news comes as a bit of a surprise. It's great news for Muzzin's owners, however, as they will no longer need to roll with a fill in for the top-pair defender to begin the season. The 26-year-old registered 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists) in 76 games with the Kings in 2014-15.
  • Doubtful for regular-season opener

    News: Jake Muzzin is doubtful for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Sharks, Lisa Dillman of LA Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin was able to return to practice Monday, but apparently is still feeling the effects of the upper-body injury he's been dealing with of late. If he's unable to take the ice for Wednesday's season opener, his next chance to return to game action will come Friday against the Coyotes.
  • Practices Monday

    News: Jake Muzzin practiced Monday, Jon Rosen of La Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin has recently been dealing with an upper-body injury, but was always fully expected to be ready for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Sharks. The 26-year-old defender registered 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists) in 76 games with the Kings last season.
  • Will be ready for start of season

    News: Jake Muzzin (upper body) told reporters Thursday that he will be ready for the start of the season, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin's availability for the Kings' Oct. 7 regular-season opener was never in serious doubt, but it's still reassuring to hear the same sentiment from the man himself. Muzzin probably won't suit up for L.A.'s preseason finale on Saturday, but will be ready to roll on Oct. 7 against the Sharks.
  • Resumes Skating Tuesday

    News: Jake Muzzin (upper body) returned to the ice Tuesday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin, who is currently dealing with an upper-body injury, skated with the healthy scratches ahead of L.A.'s Tuesday night exhibition. The ailment doesn't seem to be particularly serious, but the Kings may opt to hold the veteran defender out until their Oct. 7 regular season opener as a precautionary measure.
  • Not available for Tuesday morning skate

    News: Jake Muzzin (upper body) is not on the ice Tuesday for the Kings' morning skate, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin is a regular in the NHL at this point, so it wouldn't make much sense to force him back too soon with the regular season drawing near. The 26-year-old blueliner registered 10 goals and 31 assists in 76 games for the Kings last season.
  • Kings' Muzzin (Upper Body) Day-To-Day

    News: Jake Muzzin is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin suffered the injury Sunday after getting hit along the boards by Avalanche winger Blake Comeau, but the ailment isn't believed to be particularly serious. Muzzin may return to action for one of the Kings' final two preseason games, but if not, he shouldn't be in any danger of missing L.A.'s season opener on Oct. 7.
  • Kings' Muzzin Scores In Loss

    News: Jake Muzzin potted the team's lone goal in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin has been on a nice little run of late as he's tallied four points in his last six games and 10 points in 15 March contests. The 26-year-old needs just a pair of points in the team's final six games to reach the 40-point plateau for the first time in his career, and should provide a decent option on the blue line in deeper formats.
  • Kings' Muzzin Tallies Assist In Win

    News: Jake Muzzin tallied an assist in Monday's win over the Devils.
    Analysis: Jake Muzzin isn't exactly blistering right now, but with a goal and six assists in 11 March contests, he's been productive enough to help out those who roster him in mid-sized or deeper leagues. The 26-year-old has done well to build off of last season's 24-point effort, as he's already surpassed that total with seven goals and 28 assists over his 66 games thus far in 2014-15.
  • Kings' Muzzin Assists Twice In Shootout Win

    News: Jake Muzzin notched two power-play assists, two penalty minutes, four shots on goal, two blocked shots and three hits in Thursday's shootout win over the Habs. He finished the evening minus-1.
    Analysis: He's been decently productive of late, totaling five assists in his last seven games. All in all, Jake Muzzin's made nice progress this year, as he's just building on his career high (currently 31) with every point he gets now. At 26 years old, he's just hitting his stride offensively -- not an unusual occurrence with defensemen.