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Everyone's Injured! Kings News
- In case you somehow missed it, the Kings made two call-ups today: goaltender Martin Jones will back up Ben Scrivens until Jonathan Quick returns, while left winger Tanner Pearson is presumably covering for the injured Kyle Clifford.
[UPDATE: They made it to the team hotel! And Jim Fox tweeted a fantastic picture.]
- Now, updates on all the injuries which made today possible:
- Jonathan Quick: It's a groin or a hamstring injury. He'll have an MRI. [NHL]
- Jeff Carter: He was wearing a boot for a good reason: broken foot, as per Darryl Sutter. [LA Kings Insider]
- Matt Greene: He's headed to long term injured reserve. Upper-body injury... BUT WHERE?! [Kings]
- Kyle Clifford: It's injured reserve for his upper-body injury as well, though he's not eligible for the long-term deal. [Kings]
- Jarret Stoll: Skating! But not in any line, as of yet. Looks like Linden will veyntain his lineup spot for now.
- What, you want to know more about Pearson and Jones? Thank you, Top 25 Under 25. And yes, Jones has indeed been impressive since we wrote about him. [Pearson] [Jones]
- Jon Rosen has quotes from Darryl Sutter on all of this, including the Jeff Carter money quote. [LA Kings Insider]
- And Mayor's Manor has a lengthy list of quotes from Martin Jones as he gets his first call from the big club. [Mayor's Manor]
Hey, Not Everyone's Injured! Kings/Prospects News
- Earlier today, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris became the first coach EVER with 300 NCAA wins and 300 professional wins. Big congrats to him. Fun note: half of the Kings' 2012 Cup team was coached by Morris at some point. [Manchester Monarchs]
- We tweeted out a link this morning, but this article from SB Nation's college hockey blog is definitely worth a read. They take a look at Minnesota's incredibly productive freshman class, including Kings' fourth-rounder Hudson Fasching. [SBN College Puck]
- How should we feel about Ben Scrivens taking the reins in net? Pension Plan Puppets wrote an article back in June with a good breakdown of Scrivens' performance from before this season. [PPP]
- Just as a refresher: Scrivens has made two starts this season: a shutout win over Florida and a 3-1 loss to Phoenix.
- Jason Lewis at Hockey Buzz took a good look at how the ice time of the Kings' centers was affected by the presence of Colin Fraser and then Linden Vey. Worth noting: Vey got a whopping 17:29 of ice time on Tuesday night, while Fraser got 12:31. [Hockey Buzz]
Around the League News
- Less than 24 hours after defeating the Los Angeles Kings, the Buffalo Sabres got rid of their coach and hired Jordan Nolan's father Ted to man the bench on an interim basis. The Sabres also got rid of GM Darcy Regier and appointed former star Pat LaFontaine as President of Hockey Operations. [Buffalo Sabres]
- The Anaheim Ducks finally lost a game yesterday, falling to the Florida Panthers in regulation. That's right: perhaps the worst day of the year for the Kings, and they gained a point in the division race. Points to AC for using "Icehole" in their recap; I can only assume it's a Whose Line is it Anyway reference. [Anaheim Calling]
- How's everything going, Nail Yakupov? ........ oh. [National Post]
- Congratulations to the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2013: Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Fred Shero, and Geraldine Heaney. [TSN]
Let's end with some bold predictions. Take it away, Nick and Robert!
@RobertJFTC yuuup. they'll get a better SV% w/ higher number of complaints about goaltending too— Dight Kwing (@nickaresee) November 13, 2013