• Good to go Wednesday

    News: Jordan Nolan (ankle) is active for Wednesday's season opener against the Sharks, according to ESPN.com.
    Analysis: Jordan Nolan missed time this preseason with an ankle injury, but he is good to go for the first game of the Kings' season. He is slated to skate as part of the Kings' fourth line with Kyle Clifford and Andy Andreoff.
  • Kings' Nolan Pots Goal In Blowout Win

    News: Jordan Nolan potted his fifth goal of the season in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Pretty much everyone on the Kings got into the act in this one, including Jordan Nolan, a fourth-line grinder. Offense typically doesn't come easy for Nolan by virtue of his low minutes total, as evidenced by his mere eight points in 55 games.
  • Kings' Nolan Finally Notches First Assist

    News: Playing in his 41st game of the season, Jordan Nolan finally picked up his first assist of the year Tuesday in a win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Jordan Nolan had scored four goals in his first 40 games, but effective playmaking had eluded him. Don't expect much more offense from the gritty winger, whose career high is 10 points; he offers modest utility in the PIM and hits categories, and that's about it.
  • Kings' Nolan Gets Extension

    News: The Kings signed Jordan Nolan to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
    Analysis: Per the report, the average annual value of Jordan Nolan's contract is $950,000. In 36 games this season, the rugged Nolan has notched four goals and recorded 27 PIM, while working mostly on the Kings' fourth line.
  • Kings' Nolan Notches Second Goal

    News: Jordan Nolan potted his second goal of the season and piled up five hits in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
    Analysis: Jordan Nolan has sat out roughly half the Kings' games this season, entering the lineup typically when another forward or two is nursing an injury. With Tanner Pearson (leg) likely out for the season, Nolan should enjoy more regular action the rest of the way, but he's not likely to offer many useful numbers given his light minutes on the checking line.
  • Kings' Nolan Snaps Goalless Drought

    News: Jordan Nolan scored his first goal of the season in the Kings' 4-1 loss to Chicago on Saturday.
    Analysis: It took 14 games, but the fourth-line agitator finally notched his first goal of the season in a losing effort against Chicago. Jordan Nolan now has 11 goals in 148 career NHL games.
  • Kings' Nolan Due Back Thursday

    News: Jordan Nolan (suspension) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Islanders, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
    Analysis: With Justin Williams (eye) deemed unavailable Thursday, it looks like Jordan Nolan will slot in on the Kings' top line, an unusual assignment for the fourth-liner. It seems likely that coach Darryl Sutter could alternate an assortment of players into the wing spot alongside Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik throughout the evening, making it unlikely that Nolan sees the full 16 minutes of ice time Williams has been averaging this season.
  • Kings' Nolan Suspended Two Games

    News: Jordan Nolan was suspended for two games Sunday for a boarding penalty against Red Wings forward Darren Helm.
    Analysis: Jordan Nolan hasn't recorded a point yet this season through ten games, averaging 10:02 of ice time in those contests. He will need to sit for the team's next two games unless he appeals the suspension.
  • Kings' Nolan Replaces Clifford For Game 5

    News: Jordan Nolan is in the lineup for Monday's Game 5 against the Kings, replacing Kyle Clifford, TSN's Mark Masters reports.
    Analysis: Jordan Nolan was active for two of the Kings' seven games in the first round, but he logged fewer than nine minutes of ice time in each contest, and will likely see about the same amount of playing time Monday night.
  • Kings' Nolan Snaps Long Scoring Drought

    News: Jordan Nolan scored for the first time in 32 games Thursday.
    Analysis: Jordan Nolan hadn't even registered a point in 21 games as his value is limited to those formats with PIMs as a scoring category.