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Kings at Wild, Jan. 28: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild defends Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on January 26, 2021 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Kings will be without their leading goal-scorer as they face off against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul tonight. Andreas Athanasiou, who has three goals and two assists so far this season (tied in both counts with Adrian Kempe, but in significantly fewer shots), will be out of the lineup tonight, as he is on the COVID-19 protocol list as of this morning.

Athanasiou had a primary assist in the opening goal of of the Kings’ 2-1 win over the Wild on Tuesday night.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in to tonight’s rematch:

Lines

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Adrian Kempe — Anze Kopitar — Alex Iafallo
Lias Andersson — Blake Lizotte — Jeff Carter
Carl Grundstrom — Gabriel Vilardi — Dustin Brown
Austin Wagner — Michael Amadio — Trevor Moore

Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Kale Clague — Matt Roy
Kurtis MacDermid — Sean Walker

Jonathan Quick
Calvin Petersen

Expected Scratches: Olli Maatta

Injured Reserve: Martin Frk (lower body), Matt Luff (undisclosed)

COVID-19 protocol: Andreas Athanasiou

MINNESOTA WILD

Zach Parise — Nick Bjugstad — Kevin Fiala
Marcus Johansson — Joel Eriksson Ek — Kirill Kaprizov
Jordan Greenway — Nico Sturm — Marcus Foligno
Victor Rask — Nick Bonino — Ryan Hartman

Ryan Suter — Matt Dumba
Jonas Brodin — Jared Spurgeon
Ian Cole — Carson Soucy

Kaapo Kahkonen
Andrew Hammond

Expected Scratches: Gerald Mayhew, Brad Hunt

Injured Reserve: Mats Zuccarello (upper body), Alex Stalock (upper body), Cam Talbot (lower body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin and Fox Sports North, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv.

Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!