Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

Jeff Carter (ankle) can start practicing with the Kings.

Carter will join Los Angeles for Thursday's practice, but he's already been ruled out for Thursday's contest. It seems he's getting close to returning after missing most of the season.
Feb 21 - 3:33 PM

Alec Martinez scored a goal and registered an assist in the Kings' 4-3 win against the Jets on Tuesday.

That was Martinez's second multi-point game of the campaign with his first coming on Jan. 21. He has six goals and 19 points in 55 contests this season.
Feb 21 - 11:07 AM

Michael Amadio is on a three-game point streak.

Amadio reached that mark by registering an assist Tuesday night. The 21-year-old rookie now has four goals and seven points in 21 games this season.
Feb 21 - 11:05 AM

Dustin Brown found the back of the net on Tuesday.

That puts Brown just one goal away from the 250th of his career. Brown struggled offensively in recent years, but he's been enjoying a resurgence with 17 goals and 41 points in 59 contests this season.
Feb 21 - 11:04 AM

Anze Kopitar recorded the 800th point of his career in his 900th game.

Kopitar got there by registering an assist in the Kings' 4-3 win against Winnipeg Tuesday night. He's spent his entire career to date with Los Angeles and has become the fifth player in franchise history with at least 800 points. He's also the fifth player to ever record a minimum of 900 contests with Los Angeles.
Feb 21 - 11:03 AM

Adrian Kempe registered two assists in a 4-3 win against Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Kempe has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He's up to 16 goals and 30 points in 59 contests. It's been a pretty solid first full season for him and it wouldn't be surprising to see him build on that over the next couple of campaigns.
Feb 21 - 11:00 AM

Darcy Kuemper turned aside 30 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Two of the three goals Kuemper allowed came while the Jets were on the man-advantage. The Kings backup netminder has now won five consecutive decisions. He has a 10-1-3 record with a 2.10 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this season. Kuemper doesn't play enough to have fantasy value in standard leagues, but he's been one of the better backup goalies in the league this season.
Feb 21 - 12:18 AM

Dion Phaneuf scored in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Phaneuf's power play marker at the 17:05 mark of the second period gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at the time. He's been a terrific addition since being acquired from the Ottawa Senators last week. Phaneuf has scored three goals in four games since joining Los Angeles. There's no way he'll be able to keep this up, so his fantasy owners should enjoy it while it lasts. The 32-year-old has six goals and 19 points in 57 games this season. Alec Martinez, Torrey Mitchell and Dustin Brown also scored for Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
Feb 21 - 12:12 AM

Michael Mersch will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Mersch was recalled from the minors last week, but he's now been scratched in each of Los Angeles' four games since then. He has 18 goals and 33 points in 45 AHL games this season. Kevin Gravel and Paul Ladue will also serve as healthy scratches on Tuesday.
Feb 20 - 7:56 PM

Darcy Kuemper will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

He has a 9-1-3 record with a 2.04 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage this season. Kuemper has won each of his last four decisions and he's given two goals or fewer in each of those victories.
Feb 20 - 7:33 PM

Jarome Iginla skated with the AHL's Providence Bruins on Tuesday.

Iginla underwent hip surgery four months ago and he would like to play again this year. "I'd love to still play. This is kind of the first step, getting out here and seeing how it is," said the veteran forward. " ... I wanted to see if I can still go. I don't have any deals at this point." Bruins sources say the big club is doing this more as a favor, but if Iginla were going to sign with a team it would have to be by 3 p.m. ET next Monday to make him eligible for the playoffs.
Feb 20 - 1:13 PM

Nate Thompson registered an assist in the Kings' 3-1 win against Chicago on Monday.

It was Thompson's first point in three games with Los Angeles since being acquired from Ottawa. He had four goals and 11 points in 43 contests prior to the trade.
Feb 20 - 5:07 AM

Alec Martinez posted an assist with two blocked shots and a hit in Tuesday's 3-1 win at Chicago.

Martinez has managed five goals with 17 points and a plus-1 rating through 54 games. That's below-average from a fantasy perspective. However, he more than makes up for the lack of offense with his 68 hits and 160 blocked shots. In fact, he is second in the NHL in the blocks department.
Feb 20 - 12:15 AM

Andy Andreoff posted a goal with a plus-1 rating in Monday's 3-1 win at Chicago.

Andreoff also had his physicality on display, blocking three shots with three hits in his 14 shifts over 8:56 of ice time. Normally he is known for his fists and his hard-hitting style, not his offense. Despite an upturn in offensive stats lately, Andreoff remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy pools rewarding bad behavior.
Feb 20 - 12:12 AM

Derek Forbort was scoreless with a plus-1 rating in Monday's 3-1 win at Chicago, but he was able to racked up five blocked shots and a hit.

Forbort isn't terribly reliable for offensive statistics, potting just one goal with 13 points and a plus-15 rating through 57 games. However, he has managed an impressive 108 hits with 113 blocked shots, one of just 16 NHLers with at least 100 hits and blocks this season.
Feb 20 - 12:10 AM

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