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Kings' Alec Martinez: Lands on injured reserve
Martinez (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
Considering Martinez has already been ruled out until at least Dec. 18 by not joining the team on the road, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him placed on IR. With the additional roster spot -- and Dion Phaneuf (upper body) also dealing with an injury -- the club promoted Daniel Brickley from the minors. Prior to getting hurt, Martinez racked up three points in his previous four outings, including bringing a 15-game goal drought to an end.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Dion Phaneuf: Heading home for further evaluation
Phaneuf (upper body) is bound for LA to be reexamined for an injury that is feared to be worse than a day-to-day issue, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
The veteran defenseman prematurely exited Tuesday's game against the Sharks, and if a 15-game point drought wasn't enough for fantasy owners to move on from Phaneuf, the added fear that he could be out for an extended period should tilt the scale on the matter.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Daniel Brickley: Set for promotion
Brickley will be called up from AHL Ontario on Wednesday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Brickley has tallied two goals, three assists and 12 PIM in 21 games with the Reign this season, but is also sporting a concerning minus-17 rating. The blueliner will enter a banged up defensive corps that could be without Drew Doughty (upper body), Dion Phaneuf (upper body) and Alec Martinez (upper body) when the team goes up against Columbus on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Jake Muzzin: Scores two points in defeat
Muzzin opened the scoring and set up Matt Luff's goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to Buffalo on Tuesday.
Muzzin has really stepped up his game in December, scoring six points in 2018's final month after managing five points in the first two months combined. If you need assist help in deeper leagues, he's worth a look.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Cal Petersen: Makes 43 stops in defeat
Petersen stopped 43 of 47 shots Tuesday, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 overtime loss to Buffalo.
Petersen has performed admirably this season despite the poor team surrounding him. Even with Jonathan Quick returning, Petersen has been more than capable of standing up to the barrage that the Kings' goaltender has had to face this season. With a .940 save percentage in his past four games, he's worth starting even if his team isn't likely to get him many wins.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Drew Doughty: Injury not serious
Doughty is considered day-to-day after suffering an upper-body injury during Tuesday's game versus the Sabres, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Coach Willie Desjardins said he kept Doughty out for precautionary measures. Expect the veteran blueliner to be reevaluated and possibly get back into the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jackets.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Dion Phaneuf: Absent from bench
Phaneuf exited Tuesday's game versus the Sabres with an upper-body injury and didn't return for the third period, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Although Phaneuf has just one assist in 31 games, his injury could cripple the Kings' depth moving forward. Top blueliner Drew Doughty left this contest with an upper-body injury as well, and the Kings will finish the game with just four defensemen. The Kings will likely be forced to make a recall from AHL Manitoba before Thursday's road game versus the Blue Jackets.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Drew Doughty: Doubtful to return with injury
Doughty suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday's game versus the Sabres and is doubtful to return, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Kings are tied for last in the league, so an extended absence for their top blueliner and alternate captain could be devastating. Doughty has 17 points in 31 games while averaging a whopping 26:50 per outing and manning the top power play.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Jaret Anderson-Dolan: Practicing with World Junior squad
Anderson-Dolan (wrist) -- who is at Canada's World Junior Championship selection camp -- has been cleared to return to practice, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Anderson-Dolan still doesn't have the green light to absorb contact, but he appears to be heading in the right direction. The Calgary native could be ready in time for the 2019 World Junior Championship at the end of December, after which he will rejoin WHL Spokane for the remainder of the season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Cal Petersen: Set to face Sabres on Tuesday
Petersen will make his first start of December on Tuesday against Buffalo.
Since Jonathan Quick inserted himself back in the fold, Petersen has seen his playing time drop significantly. The 24-year-old will get an opportunity Tuesday against the Sabres in his first start since Nov. 30. Buffalo, since winning 10 in a row, is 0-3-2 in its last five games.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Dustin Brown: Salvages outing with helper
Brown recorded an assist in Monday's 3-1 road loss to the Red Wings.
Brown was the secondary distributor on captain Anze Kopitar's third-period tally. You won't find too many DFS players paging through the Kings roster for viable options; frankly, there aren't too many of them considering this team ranks dead last in scoring at 2.2 goals per game. Still, Brown is an exception since he leads LA with a respectable 0.76 PPG average.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Alex Iafallo: Sets up goal against Wings
Iafallo delivered a primary assist in Monday's 3-1 road loss to the Red Wings.
Iafallo slid the puck right at Jimmy Howard for a soft shot, but Detroit's goalie was unable to cover it up before Kings captain Anze Kopitar scored on the rebound. Iafallo continues to skate on the top line, but the second-year forward has only five goals and seven assists through 31 games this season. No team averages fewer goals than Los Angeles at 2.2 per game, and it's mind blogging to think that there is any first-line skater who doesn't warrant universal ownership in fantasy leagues, but Iafallo just may be an exception unless your pool has extremely deep rosters.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Scores greasy goal in loss
Kopitar spoiled Jimmy Howard's shutout bid Monday in a 3-1 road loss to the Red Wings.
Kopitar jammed in a loose puck off Howard's skate for his eighth goal of the season. While he currently leads his team with 19 points through 30 games, the Kings captain would have to go on an incredible second-half tear to come remotely close to his career-high output of 92 points from the 2017-18 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Jonathan Quick: Still winless on road this season
Quick stopped 18 of 21 shots in a 3-1 road loss to the Red Wings on Monday.
The outcome of this game had more to do with the Wings playing well than Quick struggling. His first goal against took place on a Detroit odd-man rush, the second tally involved Frans Nielsen making good on his own rebound, and the final strike was caused by an egregious own-zone turnover from Kings defenseman Derek Forbort. Quick falls to 2-7-1 with this ill-fated loss, and we can't recommend him as anything more than a No. 2 fantasy option in season-long leagues since the Kings are the worst team in the Pacific Division by a long shot.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Loaned to Canadian Junior team
Vilardi, the Kings' top prospect, has been loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship.
In four games with AHL Ontario, Vilardi recorded an assist. He is L.A.'s top prospect and has been on a conditioning stint in the minors since returning from a back injury that limited him for the past year. Now healthy, the 19-year-old will look to help guide Team Canada to a gold medal at the upcoming World Junior tournament. He figures to be one of the better, more experienced players on the Canadian squad.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Jonathan Quick: Set to take on Detroit
Quick will start Monday's game in Detroit, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
The Kings' keeper has posted solid number this season but his record stands at 2-6-1, so while his stats may be decent, the results have not been. Part of the problem is the team in front of Quick, but the 32-year-old is also dealing with the rust associated with missing so much time following knee surgery. He was able to win his last start, making 30 saves in a victory over the Golden Knights. Monday will be Quick's first game against the Red Wings this season.... See More ... See Less