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LA Kings Activate Drew Doughty, Scott Parse From Injured Reserve

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Prior to their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Staples Center on November 4 (7:30 PM PDT), the Los Angeles Kings activated defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Scott Parse from injured reserve.

Doughty, 20, suffered a concussion on October 20 and was placed on injured reserve on October 25 (retroactive to October 21). He passed baseline cognitive tests on November 2 and was cleared to return to action.

The 6-0, 212-pound native of London, Ontario has one assist with a +2 plus/minus rating with six penalty minutes in five games this season. Read more of this post

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LA Kings To Get Doughty, Parse Back; Loktionov Assigned To Manchester

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On November 2, the Los Angeles Kings announced that center prospect Andrei Loktionov has been assigned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate.

In seven games with the Kings this season, the twenty-year-old native of Voskresnsk, Russia has scored a goal and added an assist for two points with two penalty minutes and a -1 plus/minus rating.

The 5-10, 180-pound forward was selected by the Kings in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Read more of this post

Gann Matsuda On The Hockeywriters.com: LA Kings Looking For More From Second Line

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are 1-1 two games into the 2010-11 National Hockey League regular season, and while it is way, way too early to identify trends, either positive or negative, the Kings have scored just twice in the two games, once on the power play and once in a five-on-five situation.

To make matters worse, the Kings generated few chances during five-on-five situations in both games, in part because of tight checking by the Vancouver Canucks on October 9 (Kings won that game at Vancouver, 2-1 in a shootout) and by the Calgary Flames on October 10 (Flames won, 3-1, in Calgary). Read more of this post

LA Kings: Can Third Line of Handzus, Ponikarovsky, Simmonds Be More Than A Shut Down Line?

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings head into their 2010 exhibition season tonight (September 22, 2010) at Colorado, much of what head coach Terry Murray has in mind for his team is already apparent, especially in terms of his forward lines.

At this point in the Kings’ 2010 training camp, Murray has Anze Kopitar centering the first line with Ryan Smyth and Dustin Brown on the wings, with Jarret Stoll centering the second line between Scott Parse and Justin Williams. Read more of this post

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