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Position
C
 
Jersey
10
Name  Mike Richards
Born  2/11/1985
Height  5-11
Weight  196
Shoots  L
3/25/2014 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.
 
Hot11/13/2013 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.
 
Hot11/10/2013 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.
 
6/8/2013 8:40:00 PM
Description: L.A. center Mike Richards is active for Saturday's Game 5 in Chicago.
Insight: Richards is back after missing the last three games with a head injury. In 14 games this postseason, Richards has collected two goals and eight assists.
 
6/8/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: According to ASAP Sports, Kings center Mike Richards has about a 50 percent chance of playing Saturday versus the Blackhawks.
Insight: He missed Games 2 through 4 with what is believed to be a concussion. The Kings trail Chicago three games to one so this might be Richards' last chance to play before the season is over.
 
6/6/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Kings center Mike Richards (upper body) will miss Game 4 Thursday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Richards took a hit from Chicago's Dave Bolland in Game 1 and hasn't played since. He's dealing with concussion-like symptoms.
 
6/2/2013 9:25:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Mike Richards missed Sunday's game with an upper body injury. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
Insight: Richards suffered the injury late in Saturday's Game 1 loss to the Blackhawks. We'll see if he's available Tuesday night for Game 3.
 
2/17/2013 6:39:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Mike Richards has three goals over his last two games.
Insight: Richards put two in the back of the net on four shots Sunday against Chicago. The center had a disappointing 44 points with 171 SOG in 74 games last season, his first with the Kings, and he's played at a similar pace this season. His PIM should keep him on fantasy rosters but expecting more than 50 points per 82 games is unrealistic.
 
2/5/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Kings center Mike Richards instigated a fight with Brandon Dubinsky in the second period Tuesday night after Dubinsky boarded Los Angeles defenseman Rob Scuderi. He drew five penalty minutes for fighting, four minutes for instigating with a face shield and 10 minutes for engaging in a fight with an unwilling combatant. When he wasn't getting into trouble Richards managed to pick up a goal and an assist with two SOG in 9:25 of ice time.
Insight: The goal was Richards' first of the season. The center just hasn't been the same fantasy force he was back in Philly since joining the Kings.
 
12/22/2011 12:48:00 AM
Description: Mike Richards has been cleared to return to practice after missing most of the month with a concussion. Globe & Mail
Insight: Richards is a possibility to return for Thursday's game against Anaheim, which will be the first game for new coach Darryl Sutter.
 
12/12/2011 8:19:00 PM
Description: The Los Angeles Kings have fired head coach Terry Murray and have replaced him with John Stevens on an interim basis. TSN
Insight: The Kings had high hopes as a possible Western Conference contender, but the team has performed below expectations, currently sitting 11th in the Western Conference. Despite the offseason acquisitions of Mike Richards and Simon Gagne, the Kings currently hold the league's worst offense (2.24 goals per game).
 
12/3/2011 12:18:00 AM
Description: The Los Angeles Kings have placed Mike Richards on injured reserve and have activated Dustin Penner. NHL.com
Insight: Richards left Thursday's game against Florida, while Penner missed the past nine games with an upper-body injury.
 
11/23/2011 12:11:00 AM
Description: Mike Richards scored a goal and added an assist in the Kings' 3-2 win over St. Louis on Tuesday. NHL.com
Insight: Richards is riding a four-game goal streak in which he has scored five goals, and he also has seven goals in his last seven games. This after he scored just two goals in his first 14 games as an LA King.
 
10/16/2011 1:20:00 AM
Description: Mike Richards assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime in the Kings' 3-2 win over Philadelphia on Saturday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Richards was returning to Philadelphia for the first time since the surprising trade that sent him to Los Angeles during the offseason. He was mostly cheered by Flyers fans, who can be among the toughest fans in the NHL. Richards has a goal and two assists in four games as a King.
 
7/25/2011 3:37:00 PM
Description: According to Dan Gross of Philly.com, the partying ways of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter factored into the Flyers' decision to unexpectedly trade the two forwards. Philly.com
Insight: Two unnamed Flyers reportedly supplied the information for the report, which stated that both Richards and Carter refused commit to not drinking for a month when Peter Laviolette took over as head coach. Richards' ability to captain a team had been questioned before and after the trade, which now seems to be less about improving the Flyers and more about changing the culture of the team.
 
6/23/2011 4:27:00 PM
Description: The Philadelphia Flyers have traded Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings for Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, and a second-round pick. TSN
Insight: The Kings now have two top-line pivots in Richards and Anze Kopitar, so their scoring attack should be spread out next season. This trade means that it won't make as much sense for the Kings to attempt to land free agent Brad Richards.
 
5/10/2011 1:00:00 PM
Description: Mike Richards (wrist), Andrej Meszaros (wrist), Kris Versteeg (sports hernia); Michael Leighton (hip) and Blair Betts (finger) are all expected to undergo offseason surgery. Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: Richards was held to just one goal during the playoffs, so the wrist injury may explain his lack of production. It sounds like he'll make a full recovery over the summer and be ready for training camp.
 
4/25/2011 4:06:00 PM
Description: Mike Richards will not be suspended for his hit on Tim Connolly during Game 6 on Sunday. ESPN
Insight: Sabres' fans won't be happy with this decision, as Connolly will be forced to miss Game 7 because of the hit. There should be no lack of intensity in this game.
 
1/20/2011 11:13:00 PM
Description: Mike Richards scored two goals and added two assists with a +2 in the Flyers' 6-2 win over Ottawa on Thursday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Richards has been consistent all season and arguably the Flyers' best player. He now leads his team with 44 points (17g-27a) in 47 games.
 
12/31/2010 2:19:00 AM
Description: Mike Richards scored two goals and added two assists with a +2 in the Flyers' 7-4 win over Los Angeles on Thursday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: The Flyers' captain leads his team with 36 points (13g-23a) in 37 games this season. Richards had not scored a goal in his previous five games prior to Thursday.