Los Angeles Kings Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: The Kings signed Laich to a one-year deal Thursday.
Impact: Laich, 34, signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 if he sticks with Los Angeles. A veteran of 12 NHL seasons, Laich appeared in 27 games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League last season. Laich had his best years with the Washington Capitals, scoring at least 20 goals in three consecutive seasons from 2007-10.
News: The Kings gave a two-year contract extension to Forbort on Thursday.
Impact: Forbort, the 15th overall pick by Los Angeles in 2010, has a pair of assists in six games this season. Forbort appeared in all 82 games last season, collecting two goals and 16 assists while posting a plus-8 rating.
News: Carter's injury specifically concerns a damaged left ankle tendon, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports, adding that a return timetable of 6-to-8 weeks is probably the best-case scenario.
Impact: McKenzie is one of the most respected names in hockey media, so you can put a lot of stock in his prognosis for Carter. At any rate, this is a significant injury to one of the league's top centers, who's scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday on his lacerated ankle. Expect the Kings to put Carter on injured reserve -- perhaps the long-term list -- soon enough.
News: Forbort signed a two-year extension Thursday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: The former University of North Dakota standout was taken in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft, though he didn't go on to make his NHL debut until the 2015-16 campaign. That said, Forbort established himself as a dependable NHL defenseman last season, playing all 82 games for the Kings. Forbort has continued his strong, stay-at-home play into this season, serving as a perfect foil to the dynamic Drew Doughty on the team's top pairing.
News: Laich agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Los Angeles on Thursday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: Laich was with the Kings on a professional tryout during training camp and stayed around the team in hopes of securing a permanent deal. It took an injury to Jeff Carter (leg) for Los Angeles to make an offer to the center, who will mostly provide veteran depth, but could suit up on occasion.
News: Carter will undergo an operation Thursday to repair a cut he sustained to his left leg during Wednesday's win over Montreal, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: Additionally, the team announced that Carter has an indefinite timeline for his return. The Kings have been one the league's surprise teams in 2017-18 -- starting 5-0-1 after missing the playoffs last season -- and will have to do without Carter's dynamism for at least the foreseeable future. Expect a more concrete timeline to be disclosed as Carter's recovery progresses.
News: Carter underwent surgery to repair a cut on his left leg sustained in Wednesday night's game, and will be out indefinitely. TSN reported that the procedure on Carter was to repair a damaged ankle tendon, adding a best-case scenario for recovery is six to eight weeks.
Impact: Carter, who led the team with 32 goals and 66 points last season, has three assists in the first six games.
News: Quick stopped 36 shots in the Kings' 5-1 victory over the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Impact: Quick is off to a sensational start, posting a 4-0-1 record with a 1.59 GAA and .950 save percentage. The Kings begins a six-game road trip Saturday in Columbus, and Quick has a 2.13 GAA in winning his last five starts there.
News: Kempe had his first career hat trick in the Kings' 5-1 victory over the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Impact: The 21-year-old Kempe, who had two goals in 25 games as a rookie last season, entered without a point and a minus-2 rating and only 2:05 total minutes on the power play.
News: Cammalleri had two goals and two assists in the Kings' 5-1 victory over the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Impact: The 35-year-old Cammalleri, a healthy scratch the previous two games, entered with no points and a minus-1 rating in his first two contests.
News: Carter (lower body) could miss multiple weeks with the injury that he sustained in Wednesday night's contest against the Canadiens, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Impact: A prolific points machine who generates consistent offense year-to-year, Carter's prognosis suggests that he could wind up on injured reserve, but we'll wait for the team to officially make that call. Nick Dowd has been serving as the spare forward for the royal club, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get more rink run in Carter's absence.