King agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Graz99ers (EBEL) on Friday, per his agency 37 Hockey.
King spent last season playing in the KHL in what was a somewhat lackluster year, considering he managed a mere 14 points in 49 contests. Without a strong campaign, the former Los Angeles King likely didn't have any NHL suitors, which is why he will try his luck in Austria.
King agreed to terms on a two-year deal with KHL Avtomobilist Jekaterinburgh on Monday, KHL Insider Aivis Kalnins reports.
King was brought in by the Habs at the trade deadline last season in an attempt to add some toughness and grit to their lineup -- with the hope of making a deep playoffs run. That clearly didn't pan out as Montreal was bounced in the opening round by the Rangers and has since moved on from the winger. In 80 total appearances last season, the Saskatchewan native notched nine goals and seven helpers. Considering he has broken the 20-point threshold just twice in his career, King's move to Russia should probably impact only a handful of fantasy owners in the deepest of leagues.
King will be let go by the Canadiens, the team announced Thursday.
King was brought in via trade at the deadline last season in an attempt to add some toughness to the Habs' lineup, but the organization apparently wants to go in a different direction now. The winger managed just one goal in 17 outings with Montreal.
King fired two shots and registered one blocked shot in Wednesday's loss to Buffalo.
Since being traded to the Canadiens at the deadline, King has yet to record a point in 15 games played. Before the trade, the big winger scored eight goals and added seven assists in 63 games for Los Angeles. Part of the reason for the scoring lull is his decline in ice time since the trade -- it's dropped from 15:00 to 11:57. Of course, the Canadiens certainly didn't add King to help them offensively, as he's more of a grinder and penalty killer.
King had five hits over 10:37 of ice time in Thursday's 2-1 win over Nashville.
King, who was making his debut for the Canadiens after being acquired at the trade deadline, skated on the fourth line and played on the penalty-kill unit. Montreal is under no delusion that King's the answer to its goal-scoring problem, but his physical nature should deliver hits and make Montreal a tougher team.
King was traded from Los Angeles to Montreal for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018.
Evidently, the Habs are serious about stuffing their forward lines with gritty and sizable players. They brokered a deal with Detroit for agitator Steve Ott on Tuesday night and now acquire King, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 232 pounds and is a tough one to knock off the puck. His marginal fantasy utility comes in the form of hits, as he's laid into opponents 509 times since entering the league in 2010-11.
King scored his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Panthers.
After a long stretch with no production, King has struck for three goals in his last seven games. The 27-year-old isn't a great fantasy option due to his 14 points and lack of power-play time, but his ability to find twine on occasion makes him valuable in some deeper leagues.
King hasn't registered a point in 15 games and has just one goal since the start of December.
King's a regular presence in LA's lineup and averages over 15 minutes of ice time but doesn't see any power play time to be of any use unless your format rewards him for his 64 hits.
King scored two goals in a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Wednesday.
King's third and fourth snipes of the season came within 25 seconds of each other with less than three minutes left in regulation, handing Los Angeles the win. He doesn't produce a ton offensively with just eight points in 21 games, but the 27-year-old has a solid plus-7 rating, averages over 15 minutes of ice time per game and has dished out 32 hits this season, making him potentially valuable in deeper leagues given his cross-category coverage.
King scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in a 7-0 rout of the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
King also skated to a whopping plus-4 at the expense of the Leafs in 13:35 of ice time. He's been seeing time in the Kings' top six lately, so clearly skating on the wing with someone like Jeff Carter has its perks (he assisted on Carter's second-period tally in this one). King isn't likely to showcase any type of sustained production, but he might be worth a shot in daily formats while he's being deployed in a favorable spot in L.A.'s lineup.
King registered an assist with thee shots on net over 16:21 of ice time during Friday's game against Philadelphia.
Los Angeles has a depleted and underwhelming depth chart, which enabled King to climb up to the No. 1 line and skate with Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli on Friday. Still, King's 15 goals and 15 assists during the 2013-14 season are both career bests and low-end fantasy numbers. Playing with Kopitar and Toffli could be a fleeting opportunity, too.
King tallied a goal, an assist, four hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Oilers.
After missing the first 35 games of the season to a broken foot, King has now put up 11 points in 25 games. That is not too shabby considering he put up 26 points a season ago while playing 81 games. While he still doesn't have much value in most leagues, he may be worth a look in much deeper formats should he start putting up numbers a bit more consistently.
King scored a goal and added an assist despite playing just 10:53 in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.
The third-line winger made the Kings proud by picking up his fifth and six points of the season, but his career .34 point-per-game career pace suggests his decent output through 14 games is nothing more than a small-sample fluke. Even with his foot injury behind him, King doesn't have enough offensive skills to be a difference-maker in standard leagues.
King made his season debut Tuesday, netting a goal and an assist in a win over the Oilers.
King slotted in on the third line, where the trio including Trevor Lewis and Dustin Brown combined for eight points in the victory. King had yet to play a game all season after breaking a bone in his foot on Oct. 5. The 26-year-old is coming off a 13-goal, 26-point campaign in 2014-15 and should be a reliable bottom-six scorer on a Kings team that has won three straight games and holds an 11-point lead in the Pacific Division.
King (foot) will play Tuesday against the Oilers, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
King wasn't expected to be available until after the new year, but participated in pregame warmups, and will make his season debut Tuesday against the Oilers. The 26-year-old winger tallied 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 81 games with the Kings last season.
King (foot) returned to practice Monday, but won't return until after the new year, LA Kings Insider reports.
King's still working his way back up to speed; being cleared for practice is a step toward his return, but he's still more than a week away from game action.
King (foot) skated on his own Wednesday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
King's return to the ice Wednesday is a big step in the right direction in his recovery from a broken bone in his foot, but he's still likely a ways away from returning to game action, as he'll need to log a number of full practices before returning to the Kings' lineup. A more definitive timetable for King's return should be established once the 26-year-old winger is able to return to practice with his teammates.
King (foot) remains about two weeks out from resuming skating, LA Kings Insider reports.
King's initial diagnosis had him sidelined until mid-December in a best case scenario and that would seem optimistic at this point given his current status.
King (foot) will remain in a soft boot for about two more weeks before resuming training, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
After breaking a bone in his foot on October 5, King was expected to miss 8-to-10 weeks, and he appears to be on schedule with this timeline. It will still be a while before his return, but expect him to slot back into the Kings' lineup as a third-line left wing when he does.
Kings winger Dwight King broke a bone in his foot and will be out for 8-to-10 weeks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
King sustained the injury blocking a shot in a preseason contest and recently underwent surgery. At this point, it appears as though a return by the end of the calendar year would be the likely timetable. When healthy, King will slot back into a bottom-six forward role.
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