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Los Angeles Kings Place Mike Richards on Waivers

January 26th, 2015 at 8:28 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Multiple sources announced that the Los Angeles Kings have placed forward Mike Richards on waivers. Richards has five goals and 10 assists in 47 games this season. He is a veteran of 704 NHL games, a former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, and a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Kings.

Richards is the Kings’ third-highest paid forward ($5.75-million through the 2019-20 season), in terms of salary-cap hit, alongside Anze Kopitar ($6.8 million) and Dustin Brown ($5.875 million).

The center has spent the season on the fourth line. Kings general manager Dean Lombardi had the opportunity last June to buy out the final six seasons of Richards’ contract but he kept Richards due to his re-dedication to training and fitness.

“It’s a process you work through, right?” said Lombardi on the decision to reporters today. “It’s not like it all of a sudden dawns on you. I mean, you’re starting to think about it and you work through the process. I mean, I think it’s fair to say that we made a final decision on this that we were going to one way or another deal with it after the All-Star break.”

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Los Angeles Kings Presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award

January 26th, 2015 at 4:12 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings were presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters luncheon at lakeside Golf Club in Burbank today. The award was for the Kings winning the 2014 Stanley Cup.

Per the Kings, the following Kings Broadcasters were honored at the event as well:

Jim Fox, won for best TV Analyst for the second consecutive time, and fifth time in the last six years.

Bob Miller, won for best TV Play-By-Play for the 10th time.

Patrick O’Neal won the TV PRE/POST GAME award for Kings Live for the second consecutive year.

Daryl Evans, was nominated for best Radio Analyst.

Nick Nickson was nominated for best Radio Talk Show for Kings Talk and nominated for best Radio Play-By-Play.

Both Bob Miller and Nick Nickson are Hall of Fame members of Southern California Sports Broadcasters .

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Los Angeles Kings January 26 Update

January 26th, 2015 at 3:53 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings took the ice for practice today at the Toyota Sports Center, after the NHL All-Star Break. Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar, the two players that represented the Kings in the All-Star Game yesterday had the day off.

Tyler Toffoli(mono) and Martin Jones(back spasms) who had not been practicing with the team participated during practice today. Toffoli did not say whether he would or wouldn’t play against the Chicago Blackhawks but seemed optimistic.

Nick Shore was also on the ice, who was recalled from the Manchester Monarchs earlier today.

The biggest news today came when multiple sources announced that the Kings have placed Mike Richards on waivers. Richards has five goals and 10 assists in 47 games this season. He is a veteran of 704 NHL games, a former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, and a two-time Stanley Cup Champion.

He is the Kings’ third-highest paid forward that teams will have until 9:00 a.m. pacific time Tuesday to claim Richards, and if he clears waivers he would most likely be assigned to the Monarchs.

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Los Angeles Kings Recall Nick Shore

January 26th, 2015 at 3:24 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Nick Shore from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. The Kings had assigned Shore and goaltender J.F. Berube to the Monarchs on January 22. No word on Berube yet but Martin Jones was on the ice at practice on Monday, so he may be getting ready to return.

Shore appeared in three games during his first call-up of the season registering an assist and two penalty minutes. He appeared in his first NHL game on January 17. He was selected in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Kings.

Per the Kings:

Shore has appeared in 38 games this season with Manchester (AHL), collecting a career-best 42 points (20-22=42), a plus-23 rating and 16 penalty minutes. Among league-leaders he currently ranks third in goals, tied for fifth in PPG (7), first in SHG (3), third in points and tied for 11th in assists. In 106 career AHL games, all with Manchester (AHL), he has posted 80 points (34-46=80) with a plus-41 rating and 52 penalty minutes.

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Team Foligno Falls 17-12 to Team Toews at NHL All-Star Game

January 25th, 2015 at 7:04 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

In a record setting game totaling 29 goals, Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus on Sunday. The combined 11 goals in the second period also set an All-Star Game record, which was previously 10.

The first period ended in a tie 4-4, but at the end of the second period Team Toews was up 11-8. Team Toews’ seven goals in the second period tied an All-Star Game record for most goals by one team in a period.

Goal scorers for Team Foligno were, Radim Vrbata, Ryan Johansen (2), Kevin Shattenkirk, Claude Giroux, Steven Stamkos (2), Nick Foligno, Patrick Kane(2), Bobby Ryan, and Brent Burns.

Goal Scorers for Team Toews were, Ryan Getzlaf, Jakub Voracek, Patrice Bergeron, John Tavares (4), Ryan Suter, Tyler Seguin (2), Rick Nash (2), Filip Forsberg(2), Jakub Voracek (2),and Jonathan Toews.

From your Los Angeles Kings Drew Doughty recorded an assist on Patrick Kane’s goal at 2:15 in the third period, a plus-2 rating, one blocked shot, and 20:15 of ice time. Anze Kopitar recorded an even rating, won 58-percent of face-offs, and had 12:40 of ice time.

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