LA Kings Activate Matt Greene; Jake Muzzin To Manchester, Erik Ersberg Leaves Organization

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On October 23, the Los Angeles Kings activated defenseman Matt Greene from the non-roster list and he is expected to return to the lineup tonight at Colorado (6:00 PM PDT).

It was also learned that goaltender Erik Ersberg cleared waivers and has left the organization.

To make room on the roster for Greene, rookie defenseman Jake Muzzin was assigned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate.

Greene, 27, underwent shoulder surgery back in July, and missed training camp. The 6-3, 231-pound native of Grand Ledge, Michigan has scored five goals and has added 31 assists for 36 points with 399 penalty minutes in three seasons with the Kings.

Muzzin, 21, made the Kings’ lineup out of training camp and has played in six games, contributing one assist. The 6-3, 213-pound native of Woodstock, Ontario was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on January 4, 2010. Read more of this post


Sloppy Play Proves Costly For LA Kings At Phoenix On NHL Video

The Los Angeles Kings picked up right where they left off on October 21 at Phoenix, where sloppy, careless play proved costly in a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes.

Against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 20 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Kings were able to get away with the lackadaisical play and poor decisions that gave the ’Canes numerous outnumbered attacks and chances off the rush. Read more of this post

LA Kings Know It’s Time For Jonathan Bernier To Play In The NHL

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings opened their 2010 training camp on September 18 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, one of the biggest question marks really isn’t a question at all.

Indeed, despite what the Kings are saying about who their backup goaltender will be on opening night, barring injury or other unforeseen circumstances, Jonathan Bernier will be their number two goaltender, leaving Erik Ersberg, who served as the Kings’ full-time backup the last two seasons, as the odd man out.

Bernier, 22, who was selected by the Kings in the first round (11th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft, was the American Hockey League’s best goaltender last season, leading the Manchester Monarchs (Kings’ primary minor league affiliate), to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio: Interview with LA Kings Head Coach Terry Murray

A couple of weeks ago, Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray took some time out of his busy schedule as he prepared for the his team’s 2010 training camp to talk with Frozen Royalty. Read more of this post

LA Kings Head Coach Terry Murray Talks Defense, Goaltending

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In part 2 of a series of stories based on an interview with Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray, we look at the Kings’ defense and goaltending as their 2010 training camp approaches. Look for the third and final installment of this series on Thursday, September 9.

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the saying goes in hockey, defense and goaltending is what wins championships and for the Los Angeles Kings, while their goaltending looks to be on the rise, there may be a question or two on defense, despite the presence of James Norris Trophy finalist Drew Doughty and the increasingly confident Jack Johnson. Read more of this post