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

News: Quick saved 24 of 27 shots during Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: This was the second consecutive loss and underwhelming showing from the veteran netminder. Quick still owns a rock-solid 15-10-1 record, .924 save percentage and 2.33 GAA for the campaign, but it's not out of the question to suggest he and the Kings are slightly overachieving currently. It's likely that Darcy Kuemper will slot in for Saturday's road game against the Islanders, which positions Quick to return to action in Philadelphia on Monday.
News: Jokinen collected two assists, two PIM and a plus-2 rating during Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: After being a healthy scratch for Tuesday's loss to New Jersey, it was encouraging to see Jokinen respond with a multi-point showing against the Rangers on Friday. The veteran Finn has registered just a single goal and four assists through 14 games since joining the Kings, and he's clearly not locked into the lineup. Although, Friday's strong game likely extended his leash. While Jokinen is currently off the fantasy radar in the majority of settings, he shouldn't be completely ignored because he has the potential to climb the depth chart and has a track record of success.
News: Gaborik recorded a goal and an assist during Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers. It was his 1,000th career game.
Impact: It's been a historic stretch for the Czech. He scored his 400th career goal last Tuesday, and he's now reached the 1,000-game milestone. If injuries hadn't taken their toll throughout his career, it would be interesting to see the heights Gaborik's numbers could have reached. As it stands, he's probably best viewed as a fringe fantasy asset in most settings. Owners will definitely want to keep tabs on him, though, as the veteran has collected five goals and three helpers through 11 games since returning from injury.
News: Quick dropped his second straight start Friday as he stopped 24 of 27 shots against the Rangers.
Impact: Quick has allowed eight goals in those back-to-back defeats after he had won his previous six starts and didn't surrender more than two in any of them.
News: Mitchell scored for the second straight game Friday against the Rangers.
Impact: It's rare production out of Mitchell, who was acquired from Montreal on Nov. 23 and went without a point in his first 15 games this season with the Canadiens and Kings.
News: Gaborik had a goal and an assist Friday against the Rangers.
Impact: He has five goals and three assists in 11 games since making his season debut Nov. 24 after being sidelined by a knee injury.
News: Quick will patrol the crease in Friday's road game against the Rangers.
Impact: Quick was shaky in his last start Tuesday against the Devils, surrendering five goals on 26 shots en route to an ugly 5-1 defeat. The American netminder will look to shake off that uncharacteristically poor performance Friday in a tough road match with a Rangers team that's 12-5-3 at home this campaign.