News: Kopitar dished out two assists despite skating only 15:31 in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Anaheim.
Impact: Kopitar has come out of the All-Star break with four assists in two games, which makes it all the more bizarre that he received his lowest ice-time total since Nov. 3. His 46 points and plus-19 rating through 51 games are reflective of the 28-year-old's status as the Kings' top two-way center, so expect the team to continue using him in all situations moving forward.
News: Quick was pulled early in the second period of Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks after allowing three goals on nine shots.
Impact: Quick had been scuffling with just one win in his last four starts coming in, but he hit new lows against the surging Ducks with a season-low six saves. The American goaltender's history suggests a quick turnaround, and he still boasts a solid 2.19 GAA and .919 save percentage even after this clunker.
News: Clifford (upper body) has been officially activated from injured reserve and is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday against the Ducks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Impact: Clifford has been sidelined since mid-December with the upper-body injury, but a recent conditioning stint indicated that he was on the cusp of rejoining the lineup. It appears that return will come Thursday, barring something unforeseen, and the 25-year-old winger is expected to slot in alongside Nick Shore and Tanner Pearson after taking morning rushes with them.