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Marian Gaborik, RW6/25/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Marian Gaborik has re-signed with the Kings for seven years.
Insight: Los Angeles hit the jackpot in its deadline acquisition of Gaborik for Matt Frattin and two draft picks. He had five goals and 11 assists in 19 regular season games and led the NHL with 14 goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to help the Kings win their second title in three years. This is still a risky signing, however, because Gaborik is 32 years old and missed 41 games last season.
Jonathan Quick, G6/24/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will need 10-to-12 weeks to recover after undergoing wrist surgery. SOURCE: Brandon Sun, Canadien Press
Insight: If Quick was injured during the playoffs, he sure didn't play like it (16-10, 2.58 GAA in 26 games). The two-time Stanley Cup champion should be ready for the start of the season.
Justin Williams, RWHot6/14/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Kings winger Justin Williams took home the Conn Smythe trophy for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Insight: Williams produced nine goals and 25 points in 26 postseason games for the Stanley Cup champions after putting up 19 goals, 24 assists and 239 shots on goal in the regular season. In the seven games in which the Kings faced elimination this postseason, Williams had six goals and five assists.
Drew Doughty, D5/24/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Drew Doughty scored his second goal of the playoffs Saturday in a win over Chicago.
Insight: Doughty also added an assist. His goal 11 minutes and 57 seconds into the third period ended up being the difference maker. The 24-year-old now has 13 goals in 67 postseason appearances.
Jeff Carter, CHot5/24/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter stayed hot by providing a goal and two assists Saturday in a Game 3 victory over the Blackhawks.
Insight: Only teammate Anze Kopitar has produced more points than Carter this postseason. Game 4 is Monday night at Staples Center.
Jeff Carter, CHot5/21/2014 11:07:00 PM
Description: With the Kings down 2-1 going into the third period and facing a 2-0 series deficit in the Western Conference Finals versus Chicago, Jeff Carter suddenly came to life. He had a hat trick in the final period and L.A. walked away with a 6-2 win.
Insight: The Kings scored the final six goals of the game, five in the third period. The veteran has had an outstanding postseason, putting up 16 points (seven goals) in 16 games.
Robyn Regehr, D5/16/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Robin Regehr is questionable for Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday against Anaheim due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: He only produced 14 points in 79 games this season and has little to no fantasy value even when healthy.
Willie Mitchell, D5/16/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell is questionable for Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday against Anaheim with an upper body injury.
Insight: He did skate before Game 6, but didn't play. Mitchell isn't a big scorer (1 G, 11 A), but he plays solid defense (+14). Still, it's not enough production for most fantasy owners. He has one point in six playoff contests.
Willie Mitchell, D5/10/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell is doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday against Anaheim with an upper body injury.
Insight: Mitchell isn't a big scorer (1 G, 11 A), but he plays solid defense (+14). Still, it's not enough production for most fantasy owners. He has one point in six playoff contests.
Robyn Regehr, D5/10/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Robin Regehr is doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday against Anaheim due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: He only produced 14 points in 79 games this season and has little to no fantasy value.
Jeff Carter, C5/9/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles center Jeff Carter finished with a goal and an assist Thursday in a loss to Anaheim.
Insight: Carter owns a +4 rating over his last four games. Thursday snapped a six-game winning streak for the Kings. Game 4 is on Saturday.
Marian Gaborik, RWHot5/6/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Kings right winger Marian Gaborik leads the NHL with six goals in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Insight: Gaborik had five goals and 11 assists in 19 games after Los Angeles acquired him from Columbus at the trade deadline, and he has produced nine points in nine postseason games.
Anze Kopitar, CHot5/6/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar has generated at least one point in all nine games this postseason.
Insight: Kopitar leads the NHL with 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in these Stanley Cup playoffs.
Marian Gaborik, RW5/4/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles right wing Marian Gaborik had himself a night Saturday in a win over the Ducks.
Insight: He had a hand in all three L.A. goals, assisting on the first and scoring the last two himself. He's provided seven points (four goals, three helpers) during the Kings' five-game winning streak. Game 2 will be Monday at Anaheim.
Jonathan Quick, G4/27/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Jonathan Quick saved the Kings' season Saturday with a win against San Jose.
Insight: Saturday was Quick's eighth shutout in 55 career postseason appearances. Prior to Saturday, Quick had allowed three or more goals in each of his last six games. Game 6 is Monday at Staples Center.
Drew Doughty, D4/16/2014 11:41:00 AM
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (shoulder) has been given a clean bill of health going into the postseason, according to lakingsinsider.com.
Insight: Doughty last played on April 3 and finished the season with 10 goals, 27 assists, 177 SOG, 64 PIM and a +18 rating. He participated fully in practice and will play in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Sharks. "I've known I'm good to go," Doughty said.
Anze Kopitar, C4/14/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar quietly had another very good season.
Insight: Kopitar scored 29 goals, had 41 assists (70 points), attempted 200 SOG and recorded a +34 rating. He was the only non-Bruin in the top five in plus/minus.
Anze Kopitar, C4/13/2014 9:01:00 AM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar found the net twice Saturday in a shootout loss to Anaheim.
Insight: He missed his only shootout attempt. The two goals brings Kopitar's scoring streak to three games in a row. Los Angeles will face San Jose in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Robyn Regehr, D4/12/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Robin Regehr is questionable for Saturday's game against Anaheim due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: He only produced 13 points in 78 games this season and has little to no fantasy value.
Drew Doughty, D4/12/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game against Anaheim.
Insight: Doughty (10 G, 27 A) last played on April 3, but is fantasy worthy when healthy.
Drew Doughty, D4/10/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (shoulder) is not expected to play Thursday against Edmonton, according to Oilers announcer Jack Michaels.
Insight: Doughty (10 G, 27 A) last played on April 3 and wasn't spotted during pre-game warmups Thursday.
Drew Doughty, D4/9/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (shoulder) is not expected to play Wednesday, according to Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com.
Insight: Doughty (10 G, 27 A) last played on April 3. The Kings want to have him healthy for the playoffs.
Anze Kopitar, C3/30/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar sniped two goals Saturday in a victory over Winnipeg.
Insight: It's his third multi-goal effort of the season. The Kings have now won six in a row. Kopitar owns a +4 rating during the streak.
Alec Martinez, DHot3/27/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Alex Martinez has tallied 11 points (six goals) over 13 games in the month of March.
Insight: Martinez extended his scoring streak to four with a goal Thursday against the Penguins. The 26-year-old now has 10 goals and 18 points in 53 games this season.
Jeff Carter, C3/27/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Jeff Carter scored his 26th goal of the season Thursday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: That matches his total from last season, though he did it in 48 games compared to 64 this season. Carter has attempted nearly one more SOG per game this season than last season, however.
Drew Doughty, D3/27/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had his first goal since Feb. 3 Thursday against the Penguins.
Insight: The 24-year-old has nine goals, 36 points, 64 PIM, 172 SOG and a +17 rating in 74 games, so he's been a solid fantasy option on the blue line.
Daniel Carcillo, LW3/27/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Left wing Daniel Carcillo is questionable for Friday's game against Calgary due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Carcillo has never produced more than 24 points in a single season, but he can give you 100-plus PIM. he's got 98 so far this season in 52 games.
Mike Richards, C3/25/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Kings center Mike Richards has scored two goals in his last three games.
Insight: Richards has zero assists to go with four goals in 12 games this month. The 29-year-old was a four-time 60-point producer with the Flyers but has put up just 117 points in 195 games with the Kings, including 41 in 73 games this season.
Marian Gaborik, RW3/25/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Kings right wing Marian Gaborik scored a goal and took five shots at the net Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: Gaborik has three goals, two assists and 30 SOG in 10 games since the Blue Jackets dealt him to Los Angeles.
Dustin Brown, RW3/25/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: Kings right wing Dustin Brown (chest) skated 14 minutes Monday at Philadelphia and should be fine to play Tuesday against the Capitals.
Insight: Brown suffered a chest contusion Saturday and was questionable for Monday's game. The Kings captain has just 13 goals and 10 assists in 69 games this season, well off the 18 goals and 11 assists he had in 46 games a season ago.
Dustin Brown, RW3/24/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Kings right wing Dustin Brown (chest) is questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Brown suffered a chest contusion. He'll see a doctor in Philadelphia on Monday and is likely a game-time decision. His production (23 points in 68 games) is down from last season.
Dustin Brown, RW3/23/2014 1:00:00 PM
Description: Kings right wing Dustin Brown (chest) did not travel with his teammates following Saturday's game but he is en route to Philadelphia. SOURCE: lakingsinsider.com
Insight: Brown suffered a chest contusion in the second period Saturday and didn't return. He'll see a doctor in Philadelphia on Monday and is questionable for Monday night's game against the Flyers.
Jonathan Quick, GHot3/22/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Jonathan Quick set the Kings record for wins by a goalie with his 172nd victory Saturday against Florida.
Insight: Quick surpassed Rogie Vachon, who was in attendance, with a 24-save shutout of the Panthers. The Kings netminder has posted a 1.80 GAA and a .926 SV% in 25 games since he returned from a groin strain in January.
Dustin Brown, RW3/22/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Kings right wing Dustin Brown left Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, according to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Brown just got back from a two-game absence due to illness and a lower-body injury on Thursday. Consider him questionable for Monday's game at Philadelphia.
Dustin Brown, RW3/19/2014 2:24:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right wing Dustin Brown (illness) took part in a full team practice Tuesday for the first time since he came down with an illness, according to lakingsinsider.com.
Insight: Brown skated Monday morning but sat out a second straight game that night due to the illness and lower-body bumps and bruises. He's questionable for Thursday's game against the Capitals.
Jonathan Quick, G3/17/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is probable for Monday's game against Montreal.
Insight: Quick (21-14-2, 2.05 GAA, .916 SV%) missed Saturday's game, but should be ready to go.
Dustin Brown, RW3/16/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right wing Dustin Brown (illness) did not play Saturday and is questionable for Monday's game, according to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Brown is not likely to play due to a combination of his illness and some lower-body bumps and bruises.
Jonathan Quick, G3/15/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick missed Friday's practice due to illness and is expected to miss Saturday's game.
Insight: Quick (21-14-2, 2.05 GAA, .916 SV%) will sit and watch Martin Jones (10-4-0, 1.89 GAA, .933 SV%) between the pipes.
Jonathan Quick, G3/14/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick missed Friday's practice due to illness, according to lakingsinsider.com.
Insight: Quick (12-14-2, 2.05 GAA, .916 SV%) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Ducks. If he can't play the Kings would go with Martin Jones (10-4-0, 1.89 GAA, .933 SV%).
Dustin Brown, RW3/14/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right wing Dustin Brown (illness) missed Friday's practice, according to lakingsinsider.com.
Insight: Brown skated just 10:12 Thursday against the Maple Leafs and is questionable for Saturday.
Jordan Nolan, C3/13/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jordan Nolan served his one-game suspension for punching Oilers left wing Jesse Joensuu and should be back on the ice for Thursday's game with Toronto.
Insight: Nolan sat out Monday's game against Calgary. With just nine points all season (five goals, four assists), 52 PIM and 48 SOG Nolan isn't fantasy worthy.
Jordan Nolan, C3/10/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jordan Nolan was suspended one game for punching Oilers left wing Jesse Joensuu Sunday in Edmonton. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: Nolan will have to sit out Monday's game against Calgary. With just nine points all season (five goals, four assists), Nolan isn't fantasy material.
Jeff Carter, C3/9/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Sunday was an eventful night for Kings center Jeff Carter.
Insight: Carter netted two goals including one on the power play. He also assisted on Trevor Lewis' goal in the second period. Because all of that wasn't enough for Carter, he decided to punch a guy and get a ten-minute misconduct. Carter and the Kings have now win six straight games. They'll have a chance to make it seven in a row Monday night at Calgary.
Marian Gaborik, RW3/5/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: The Kings have acquired Marian Gaborik from the Blue Jackets, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.
Insight: Gaborik (6 G, 8 A) has played just 22 games this season due to injuries and has 14 points in 22 games. Getting time with Anze Kopitar in Los Angeles would really help his fantasy value.
Alec Martinez, D2/27/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Alex Martinez is questionable for Thursday's game against Columbus with a hyperextended elbow.
Insight: Martinez hasn't shown fantasy owners anything to get excited about with four goals and three assists in 39 games so his upgrade from doubtful to questionable won't change the situation.
Jonathan Quick, G2/12/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: American goalie Jonathan Quick will start between the pipes in Thursday's Olympic opener against Slovakia. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: Quick ceded goaltending duties to Ryan Miller last Olympics but this time it will be the other way around. In 32 games for the Kings this season, Quick has gone 16-13-2 with a 2.18 GAA.
Alec Martinez, D2/6/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Alex Martinez is doubtful for Thursday's game against Columbus with a hyperextended elbow.
Insight: Martinez hasn't shown fantasy owners anything to get excited about with four goals and three assists in 39 games.
Jeff Carter, CHot1/20/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Jeff Carter has scored a goal in three straight games.
Insight: Carter scored his 19th goal of the season Monday at Boston. The sniper has recorded 20 points (12 goals) in his last 19 games.
Jonathan Quick, GHot1/16/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick followed up his shutout on Monday with 28 saves Thursday at St. Louis in a game the Kings won 2-1.
Insight: Quick is 4-1-1 with a 1.32 GAA and a .947 SV% in five starts since returning from a serious groin strain.
Jonathan Quick, G1/7/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick is the projected starter against the Wild after leaving the ice first during Tuesday's morning skate.
Insight: Quick beat the Canucks with 27 saves on 28 shots Saturday in his return to the lineup after missing 24 games with a groin injury. Both Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones were dominant in Quick's absence due in large part to Los Angeles' tremendous defense, and Quick should be able to continue their success if he's finally healthy.
Martin Jones, G1/5/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: The Kings have sent goalie Martin Jones back to Manchester of the AHL. SOURCE: Kings on Twitter
Insight: The Kings needed to make room on their roster for Jonathan Quick. Jones did extremely well during his 11-game stint in the NHL (8-3, 1.41 GAA, .950 save percentage). If something happens to Quick or Ben Scrivens, Los Angeles won't hesitate to bring him back.
Jonathan Quick, G1/4/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick is starting Saturday's game against the Canucks. SOURCE: Jon Rosen, LaKingsInsider.com
Insight: Quick missed about two months with a strained groin. Ben Scrivens (7-5-4, 1.97 GAA, .931 save percentage) did very well in his absence and will probably see more playing time in the future.
Jonathan Quick, G1/4/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick could be back in the net Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Quick has been out with a strained groin since Nov. 12. Quick's fantasy owners actually caught a break when rookie Martin Jones started out 8-0-0 with three shutouts because it put a stop to Ben Scrivens' hot streak and removed any chance of a goalie controversy. The team will send Jones, who has lost three straight games, back to the minors and keep Scrivens on the bench behind Quick.
Jonathan Quick, G12/30/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made the trip with the team and could return the first week in January.
Insight: Quick has been out with a strained groin since Nov. 12. Quick (10-5-0, 2.35 GAA, .905 SV%) will take over as primary goaltender when healthy, though Ben Scrivens (7-4-4, 1.76 GAA, .938 SV%) has played well as his replacement.
Jeff Carter, CHot12/28/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Jeff Carter has 10 points (five goals) in his last eight games.
Insight: Carter scored his 12th goal of the year Saturday against the Predators and took six SOG, giving him 22 points and 108 SOG in 29 games. He's attempted 0.95 more SOG per game than last season.
Anze Kopitar, CHot12/28/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist Saturday, giving him four points during a three-game scoring streak.
Insight: Kopitar has 12 goals and 33 points in 39 games which is close to his expected pace. He's also a +21 and has 95 SOG, making him a strong fantasy property.
Martin Jones, GHot12/21/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles rookie Martin Jones tied a Bob Froese's NHL record with his eighth straight win to start his career Saturday.
Insight: Jones has taken the starting job away from Ben Scrivens despite Scrivens' league-leading .941 SV% and 1.66 GAA by putting up a 0.98 GAA, a .966 SV% and three shutouts. He's a must-own in all leagues. Jonathan Quick owners have to hope Jones cools off enough that the team can get away with sending him to the AHL when Quick returns from his groin strain in a couple of weeks.
Willie Mitchell, D12/21/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell is questionable for Saturday's game against Colorado upper body injury.
Insight: Mitchell isn't a big scorer (0 G, 4 A), but he plays solid defense (+6). Still, it's not enough production for most fantasy owners.
Dustin Brown, RW12/21/2013 1:33:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right wing Dustin Brown is questionable for Saturday's game against Colorado due to a bruised right knee.
Insight: Brown has seven goals and five assists this season in 36 games. More was expected. He also might end up being suspended for a short time after a hit on San Jose's Tomas Hertl.
Martin Jones, GHot12/18/2013 9:41:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles rookie Martin Jones continued his dominance Tuesday in a shutout win over Edmonton.
Insight: The 23-year-old hasn't allowed more than two goals in any game this season. Three of his first six games have been shutouts. Jones (24 saves on Tuesday) is definitely worth a look while Jonathan Quick remains sidelined with a groin strain.
Willie Mitchell, D12/17/2013 12:38:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Edmonton due to a head injury suffered on Saturday.
Insight: Mitchell isn't a big scorer (0 G, 4 A), but he plays solid defense (+6). Still, it's not enough production for most fantasy owners.
Jeff Carter, CHot12/14/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Jeff Carter has scored five points (two goals) in his last two games.
Insight: Carter had a goal and two assists Saturday at Ottawa, giving him eight points (four goals) in nine games since returning from a broken foot.
Martin Jones, GHot12/14/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Martin Jones started and won his fifth straight game Saturday at Ottawa with 37 saves on 39 shots.
Insight: It looks like the Kings are rolling with the hot hand, and the 23-year-old rookie couldn't be hotter right now. He's allowed two goals or less in each of his five starts with two shutouts. Ben Scrivens hasn't played since Dec. 2.
Martin Jones, GHot12/11/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Kings backup goalie Martin Jones picked up a second straight shutout Tuesday at Montreal.
Insight: In his first three career starts, he's gone 3-0-0 with a 0.65 GAA and a .973 SV%. It seems any goalie the Kings plug in can get the job done for fantasy owners, including Jonathan Bernier last season, starter Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Jones. While Scrivens is 7-2-4 with a 1.56 GAA and a .943 SV% this season, Los Angeles has stuck with the hot hand in Jones the last three games.
Martin Jones, GHot12/8/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: In just his second career start, Kings goalie Martin Jones recorded a shutout Saturday in a victory over the Islanders.
Insight: He finished with 16 saves. Jones is now 2-0 with a 0.97 GAA in two appearances. It will be interesting to see if head coach Darryl Sutter goes with the hot hand and keep Jones in for Tuesday's game in Montreal. His other option is Ben Scrivens.
Drew Doughty, D11/28/2013 12:23:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty scored his first goal since Oct. 30 Wednesday at San Jose.
Insight: Doughty found the net on just six of his 114 SOG (.053) in 48 games last season, but he already has five goals on 68 SOG (.074) in 26 games this season.
Jonathan Quick, G11/25/2013 8:55:00 PM
Description: The Kings finally placed goalie Jonathan Quick on injured reserve Monday. SOURCE: Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Quick has been out with a strained groin. He should be back around Christmas. Until then, it will be Ben Scrivens between the pipes.
Jeff Carter, C11/25/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Jeff Carter is back for Monday's game at Vancouver. SOURCE: Sportsnet
Insight: Carter broke his foot a little less than a month ago. He scored once in three meetings with the Canucks in 2012-13.
Jonathan Quick, G11/20/2013 3:09:00 PM
Description: Kings netminder Jonathan Quick is expected to be out until Christmas with a strained groin. SOURCE: Daren Millard, Sportsnet 590
Insight: Quick's original timetable for recovery was between four and six weeks so that sounds about right. Ben Scrivens has done remarkably well in Quick's absence, winning four straight with two shutouts during that span.
Ben Scrivens, GHot11/19/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles netminder Ben Scrivens will go for a third straight shutout Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Scivens has gone 3-0 with two shutouts since taking over for Jonathan Quick (groin) in net. Quick will miss 4-6 weeks with his injury and Scrivens is a must-add.
Ben Scrivens, G11/15/2013 9:44:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles netminder Ben Scrivens went 26-for-26 in save opportunities Friday in a shutout win over New Jersey.
Insight: We'll be seeing a lot of Scrivens over the next month with Jonathan Quick sidelined by a strained groin. The clean slate was Scrivens' second of the season.
Jarret Stoll, C11/15/2013 1:47:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jarret Stoll is expected to miss Friday's game against New Jersey with an upper body injury.
Insight: Stoll has just two goals and four points in 15 games this season so his presence or absence will not matter much to fantasy owners.
Jonathan Quick, G11/14/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick has been diagnosed with a strained groin. SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Insight: It's a grade-two strain. Early estimates have Quick out 4-to-6 weeks. Ben Scrivens will play between the pipes while Quick is sidelined.
Jarret Stoll, C11/14/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jarret Stoll is questionable for Thursday's game against the NY Islanders with an upper bodu injury.
Insight: Stoll has just two goals and four points in 15 games this season so his presence will not matter much to fantasy owners.
Jonathan Quick, G11/14/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Kings netminder Jonathan Quick left Tuesday's game in overtime with a groin injury and will miss Thursday's game against the NY Islanders.
Insight: Quick went back to Los Angeles for evaluation by team doctors rather than getting examined on the road. The 27-year-old is 10-5-0 with a 2.35 GAA and a .905 SV% this season. Backup Ben Scrivens will stand between the pipes. He has a 1.89 GAA and .924 save percentage in five games this season.
Jonathan Quick, G11/13/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Kings netminder Jonathan Quick left Tuesday's game in overtime with an apparent lower-body injury, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Quick will go back to Los Angeles for evaluation by team doctors rather than getting examined on the road. That means he'll likely miss Thursday's game in Long Island. The 27-year-old is 10-5-0 with a 2.35 GAA and a .905 SV% this season. If he has to miss time, backup Ben Scrivens would move into the net.
Mike Richards, CHot11/13/2013 9:56:00 AM
Description: Kings center Mike Richards has three goals and nine points during a five-game scoring streak.
Insight: Richards has attempted 22 SOG during the streak and has five goals and 17 points in 18 games this season. It's his best production since 2008, when he had 80 points in 79 games with Philadelphia. He'll probably settle in the 65-point range.
Mike Richards, CHot11/10/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Kings center Mike Richards scored again Saturday versus the Canucks.
Insight: Richards also added two assists. The former first-round pick has now scored at least once in each of his last three games. That's Richards' longest streak since November of 2011 when he scored in five straight games.
Tyler Toffoli, C11/10/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Second-year Kings center Tyler Toffoli came through with two goals and one assist in Saturday night's win over Vancouver.
Insight: He did it while logging 17 and a half minutes of ice time. The 21-year-old was called up earlier this month after starting the year with the Kings' AHL affiliate in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Anze Kopitar, CHot11/3/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar notched a goal and an assist in each of his last two games.
Insight: Kopitar has three goals, 12 assists and 44 SOG in the first 15 games.
Jarret Stoll, C11/3/2013 10:19:00 AM
Description: Kings center Jarret Stoll suffered an undisclosed injury Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: The Kings lost Jeff Carter to a lower-body injury in the previous game. Stoll has two goals and four points in 15 games this season so his absence will not matter much to fantasy owners.
Jeff Carter, C11/1/2013 4:07:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Insight: He got off to a quick start with nine points (five goals) in his first 14 games. Los Angeles will have to find someone to fill his spot on Line 2 alongside Mike Richards and Matt Frattin.
Ben Scrivens, G10/29/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: Kings backup goalie Ben Scrivens will start Tuesday at Phoenix.
Insight: Scrivens has played just 98 minutes in three games this season as Jonathan Quick's backup.
Rob Scuderi, D10/28/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi is doubtful for Monday's game against Carolina with a lower body injury.
Insight: Scuderi has never scored more than 15 points in a season, or taken more than 63 SOG or accumulated more than 36 PIM so his fantasy value is minimal.
Anze Kopitar, C10/20/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar had three helpers Saturday against Dallas.
Insight: Kopitar doesn't have a goal yet, but he does have eight assists in the first nine games. He's scored at least 61 points in each of his six full seasons and had 42 in 47 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
Jonathan Quick, GCold10/15/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: The Kings pulled Jonathan Quick from Tuesday's game after he allowed three goals on 17 shots in his first 36 minutes.
Insight: Quick has given up 16 goals on 154 shots (.896 SV%) in 331 minutes (2.90 GAA) this season, obviously not what fantasy owners are looking for.
Jonathan Quick, G10/11/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick had his best start of the season Friday at Carolina, saving 27 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory.
Insight: Quick had a 3.13 GAA over his first four starts this season. Fantasy owners are looking for a return to his 2011-12 form after he had a 2.45 GAA and one shutout in 37 games last season. He'll likely start again at Florida Sunday.
Jeff Carter, CHot10/10/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: L.A. center Jeff Carter knocked in the game-winning goal Wednesday in an overtime victory over the Senators.
Insight: He also added a goal in the first period. The 2003 first-round pick is tied for second in the league with four goals in his first four games.
Dustin Brown, RW10/10/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles right wing Dustin Brown starred in Wednesday night's 4-3 win over Ottawa.
Insight: Brown produced two goals in just under 18 minutes of ice time. Look for Brown to do most of his damage this season on the power play with linemates Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter.
Drew Doughty, D10/3/2013 10:55:00 PM
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty scored a goal in Los Angeles' season opener Thursday against Minnesota.
Insight: Doughty didn't score his first goal until his 29th game last season after producing an average of 12 goals per season from 2009-12, but he notched five goals in the final month of the season and got off to a good start Thursday.


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