Tanner Pearson

#70 LW / Los Angeles Kings / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 lb Age: 23 College: None

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      Kings' Tanner Pearson: Records three points in victory

      Pearson notched his third goal of the season and added two assists in Saturday's win over Edmonton. That's five points in four games for Pearson, who is up to 10 points on the season. The 23-year-old is currently skating on the top line and first power-play unit with Anze Kopitar, so look for him to continue producing. He's sporting a tidy plus-5 rating and is building off his impressive playoff performance from last season.

    • Kings Rule Pearson Out For Regular Season

      News: Tanner Pearson (leg) won't play in either of the Kings' final two games of the regular season, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: The news doesn't come as a surprise after an X-ray last week showed that Tanner Pearson's leg hadn't healed as quickly as he had hoped. While Pearson still seems to be ahead of schedule in his recovery, he'll still require another X-ray next week before proceeding with the next step of his rehab. If the Kings qualify for the playoffs, Pearson could still be available at some point in the first round.
    • Kings Extend Pearson Two Years

      News: Tanner Pearson (leg) signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension with the Kings on Thursday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: The deal could turn out to be a steal for the Kings, who likely received a discount on Tanner Pearson since he's missed about half of this season with a fractured left fibula. The 22-year-old winger, who was a first-round draft pick by the Kings in 2012, tallied 12 goals, four assists, and a plus-14 rating in 42 games, and profiles as an ideal second-line player for the team long-term. It remains unlikely that he'll return before the end of the regular season, but he could be ready to play during the playoffs, should the Kings qualify.
    • Kings' Pearson Not Healing As Quickly As Hoped

      News: Tanner Pearson (leg) underwent an X-ray Tuesday, which didn't show as much healing as he had hoped, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: Tanner Pearson appeared to be making a bid for returning to the lineup before the end of the regular season, but those plans may have hit some friction with the news he received following his X-ray. While it doesn't sound like the winger is dealing with a major setback, the Kings haven't wavered from the three-month timetable Pearson was issued after suffering the injury Jan. 10. If his subsequent skates with the team continue to go well, Pearson could put himself on track to return for the first round of the playoffs.
    • Kings' Pearson Targeting April Return

      News: Tanner Pearson (leg) believes he'll be able to return at some point in April, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: Tanner Pearson won't play on the Kings' three-game road trip, but it appears he hasn't ruled out a return when the team heads back home April 2 against the Oilers. Even if a return for that game doesn't materialize, it's quite an amazing development that Pearson is even drawing consideration to play, as the Kings initially believed he would be lost for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs after fracturing his fibula in January. The young winger has rehabbed hard and has since resumed skating with the team, and if he's able to increase his activity in the days to follow, the Kings will have a nice addition to their playoff push.
    • Kings' Pearson To Receive X-Ray Soon

      News: Tanner Pearson will receive another X-ray on his left leg in the coming days, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
      Analysis: Tanner Pearson suggested that he's progressing faster than anticipated from the broken fibula, but said he doesn't expect to receive an update on his condition until after the Kings' road trip wraps up March 30. It still appears highly unlikely that Pearson play again before the regular season draws to a close, though with his skate sessions beginning to increase in intensity, a return during the postseason might still be realistic.
    • Kings' Pearson Skates Briefly With Team

      News: Tanner Pearson (leg) skated briefly with the Kings during the tail end of Friday's practice, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: Tanner Pearson has been skating over the last few weeks while he continues to steadily rehab a broken lower-left fibula. The Kings haven't authored an official timetable for Pearson's return, but in a best-case scenario, it appears the winger wouldn't be back until deep into the postseason. Pearson plans to increase the intensity of his workouts over the days and weeks to come, at which point the team may have a better idea of how much longer he'll be out.
    • Kings' Pearson Back On Ice

      News: General manager Dean Lombardi indicated that Tanner Pearson (leg) returned to the ice last week, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: Lombardi is in the infancy stages of his rehab process after fracturing his left fibula in mid-January. He's still experiencing some swelling with his ankle, but it shouldn't inhibit him too much in his attempt to regain conditioning. Even so, a return before the end of the regular season has been ruled out, and it doesn't look like the Kings are anticipating that he'll be available at any point in the playoffs, either.
    • Return Seemingly Ruled Out For Kings' Pearson

      News: Coach Darryl Sutter said Tuesday that the Kings are operating with the assumption that Tanner Pearson (leg) won't be available in time for the postseason, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: The Kings had previously closed the door on the idea of Tanner Pearson returning before the end of the regular season, and now it looks like a return for the playoffs is off the table as well. It's probably for the best that Pearson doesn't try to beat his projected timetable of three months, as nothing would be worse for the 22-year-old than enduring an injury setback as a result of trying to come back too quickly.
    • Kings' Pearson Done For Regular Season

      News: Kings assistant GM Rob Blake indicated that Tanner Pearson (leg) is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing surgery on his fractured left fibula, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
      Analysis: With Tanner Pearson set to require three months of rehab time to recover from the procedure, that timeline would seem to make a return late in the postseason the best-case scenario for the winger. He'll likely finish his 2014-15 campaign with 12 goals and 16 points over 42 games.
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