Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Quick (wrist) stopped 16 of 17 shots in his first appearance of the preseason Tuesday.
Impact: Quick was able to play the first two periods Tuesday in his first appearance since wrist surgery in the offseason. He'll have a couple of more preseason games to see some action before the regular season starts but it looks like all systems are go for Quick at this point.
Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Doughty (upper body) scored a power play goal and logged over 22 minutes of ice time in his first action of the preseason Tuesday.
Impact: Doughty had been held out with some sort of upper body injury sustained during offseason workouts shortly before training camp opened but had always remained confident that he'd be back in plenty of time for the regular season. He may not play in all of the remaining exhibition games but he's all set for the season opener.
David Van der Gulik - #36 - Left Wing - 5'10" - 184lbs
News: Van der Gulik was waived by the Kings on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: Van der Gulik had little to no shot at opening the season with the reigning Stanley Cup champs. He's expected to clear waivers and report to AHL Manchester, where he'll bide his time until injuries afford him the opportunity to join the big club.
News: Quick (wrist) has received clearance to return from the Kings' medical staff, LA Kings Insider reports. "He's totally cleared," head coach Darryl Sutter said.
Impact: Quick figures to see some preseason action this week, possibly as early as Tuesday, as the team looks to get a couple of games under his belt before the start of the regular season.
News: Stoll (hip) didn't play Sunday, but has received medical clearance to rejoin the lineup, LA Kings Insider reports.
Impact: Look for the Kings to get Stoll back into the lineup at some point this week to give the veteran a couple of games before the start of the regular season.
News: Doughty (upper body) has been medically cleared to return and figures to do so this week, LA Kings Insider reports.
Impact: Doughty could have played Sunday, but was held out of the lineup for another game. Look for him to return either Tuesday or Thursday.
Jeff Carter - #77 - Center - 6'4" - 212lbs
News: Carter recorded a hat trick in a 4-2 preseason win over the Ducks on Sunday.
Impact: Carter really clicked with linemates Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli last year, and the trio was on display again Sunday night. Look for another year of prime goal-scoring out of Carter, given his linemates and spot on the team's top power-play unit.
Marian Gaborik - #12 - Right Wing - 6'1" - 204lbs
News: Gaborik was held out of Sunday's exhibition game with an undisclosed injury, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Gaborik was able to skate Sunday morning, but was held out of lineup. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Doughty (upper body) hopes to return to preseason games soon, LA Kings Insider reports. "Everything's good," he said. "No problems, so I'm good to go whenever."
Impact: Doughty may not return Sunday, but figures to make his return shortly thereafter. This doesn't look like anything that will impact his availability for the regular season.
Jeff Deslauriers - #33 - Goaltender - 6'4" - 203lbs
News: Deslauriers was cut by the Kings on Friday after participating in training camp, Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.com reports.
Impact: Deslauriers was a long shot to make the team, so it's no real surprise that he was released Friday. The 30-year-old goalie will hope that he can find a spot on an NHL roster before the season starts, but that seems unlikely at this point.
Martin Jones - #31 - Goaltender - 6'4" - 185lbs
News: Jones stopped 25 of 28 shots in Thursday's preseason win over the Ducks.
Impact: Jones may see a slight uptick in playing early if Jonathan Quick shows some rust in his return from wrist surgery but there's no goalie controversy to start the season in LA as long as Quick is healthy. Jones in one of the better backups in the league but will cede most of the playing time to Quick.
Tyler Toffoli - #73 - Right Wing - 6'1" - 196lbs
News: Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Kings' preseason shootout win over the Ducks on Thursday.
Impact: Toffolli picked up just 29 points in 62 games this year but really clicked when he skated alongside Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson. Look for him to take another step forward with his play this season.
Wed. Sep 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Quick (wrist) plans on playing in two full preseason games before training camp ends, thr LA Kings Insider reports. "We have an advantage of the days, and he doesn't need five games. Quite honest, if we can get two full games out of him, I'd be happy with that. And we will. It just depends if they're the last two, or in the last four we'll get two full ones," head coach Darryl Sutter said.
Impact: The Kings remain confident that Quick will be up to speed by the time the regular season begins and so far there's been no indication to the contrary. Draft him with confidence.
News: Doughty (upper body) took part in a full practice Tuesday, NHL.com reports.
Impact: Doughty missed the first three days of training camp after sustaining the injury during offseason workouts, but was never a serious threat to miss the Kings' Oct. 8 season opener. The Kings still plan to sit the veteran blueliner during the first handful of exhibition games as a precaution, but he should get some action under his belt before the start of the season.
Andrew Bodnarchuk - #47 - Defense - 5'11" - 185lbs
News: Bodnarchuk (knee) will miss the rest of training camp, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Impact: Bodnarchuk suffered a knee injury at the end of Sunday's practice and will miss the rest of training camp. His absence could creep into the regular season, though it's still too early to speculate on that front. A veteran of the AHL, the 26-year-old Bodnarchuk has only appeared in five career NHL games.
News: Stoll (hip) may only play in one preseason game due to his recovery from hip surgery on June 24, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: The veteran Stoll doesn't figure to need much preseason game action in order to get ready for the regular season. He's been a full participant in training camp thus far, but may not be up to game speed until the final week of camp.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stoll, who had offseason hip surgery, has been a full participant in training camp so far, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Impact: Stoll's expected to fill a checking line role again for the Kings this season.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Quick was able to practice Saturday but said that his wrist is still not 100 percent, ESPN reports.
Impact: Quick is trying to work his way back to health, but the early news from Los Angeles continues to note that his season might get off to a slow start. While the injury doesn't seem to have long-term determinants, he's still a viable option for fantasy squads.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Doughty has missed the first practice of training camp with an upper-body injury. The defending Stanley Cup champions didn't provide a timetable Friday for their star defenseman's return.
Impact: Doughty was injured during an offseason workout back home in Ontario, but has skated in recent days. Kings coach Darryl Sutter wouldn't provide specific details about Doughty's injury. Doughty had five goals and 13 assists in 26 playoff games during the Kings' run to their second NHL title in three seasons. The high-scoring defenseman had 37 points during the regular season, his sixth in Los Angeles.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Doughty (upper body) is listed as day-to-day according to general manager Rob Blake, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Doughty isn't currently participating in training camp due to an upper-body injury that he suffered while training in the offseason. Considering that the Kings don't kick off their season until Oct. 8, Doughty's chance of playing in the opener increased with this news.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Doughty (upper body) suffered an injury during the off season and will be held out to begin training camp, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Impact: It's currently unclear as to how serious the injury is, however the report states he did skate some Wednesday, so it's likely not serious. Doughty's status for the season opener will depend on when he can participate in training camp.