PRE-TRAINING CAMP: A few more of the Los Angeles Kings showed up at their informal skates at their practice facility on January 9, including Colin Fraser, Mike Richards, and Alec Martinez. Read on for the details, and listen to the raw audio interviews.
LA Kings defenseman Alec Martinez has just a small
scar as a reminder of a nasty injury after taking
a puck to the face while playing in the Finnish
Elite League during the NHL lockout.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net
EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings
continue to trickle back into the Los Angeles area after the National Hockey League
lockout, the number of players who are participating in daily informal skates at the Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, California, the team’s practice facility, is on the rise.
On January 8, forwards Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis, Dustin Penner, Brad Richardson, and Jarret Stoll, defensemen Davis Drewiske, Matt Greene, and Rob Scuderi, and goaltender Jonathan Quick were on the ice. Today, Richardson was absent, but the rest were joined by centers Colin Fraser and Mike Richards, right wing Justin Williams (who participated in the skate on January 7, but skipped Tuesday’s skate) and defenseman Alec Martinez.
Martinez certainly had quite the journey during the lockout.
“I’ve been a bit of a suitcase during this lockout,” he said. “I spent extended time here in L.A. I was in Finland for awhile, and got hurt there.” Read more of this post