LA Kings Left Wing Ryan Smyth Suffers Fractured Ankle At 2010 World Championships

CALGARY, AB — On May 10, HockeyCanada announced that left wing Ryan Smyth of the Los Angeles Kings suffered a foot injury that will force him to miss the remainder of the 2010 IIHF World Championship tournament in Germany.

The injury was later determined to be a fractured ankle.

“I was in practice, driving to the net,” Smyth told TSN. “I stopped at the net and rolled over on my ankle. I thought it was just a minor sprain. But I had an MRI this morning and learned that it was a fracture.” Read more of this post


Los Angeles Kings Sign Center Prospect Brayden Schenn

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 4, the Los Angeles Kings signed center Brayden Schenn to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Schenn, 18, has scored 29 goals and has tallied 56 assists for 85 points with a +31 plus/minus rating and six power play goals in 54 games this season with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League. He leads the Wheat Kings in scoring and assists, and he ranks third on the team in goals.

The 6-1, 192-pound center, a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the captain of the Wheat Kings, was selected by the Kings in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft, made his NHL debut in Vancouver on November 26 after signing a One-Day NHL Regular Season Amateur Tryout Agreement. Read more of this post