Have the Kings made their final cut yet?

The Kings previously said they would only take the final roster of 23 plus one spare goalie (Jeff Zatkoff) on the European trip. However, unless I can't count, or they left someone behind without announcing it, they took 25 players to Germany today.

  1. Anze Kopitar
  2. Dustin Penner
  3. Justin Williams
  4. Simon Gagne
  5. Mike Richards
  6. Dustin Brown
  7. Ethan Moreau
  8. Jarret Stoll
  9. Trent Hunter
  10. Kyle Clifford
  11. Trevor Lewis
  12. Brad Richardson
  13. Kevin Westgarth
  14. Scott Parse
  15. Drew Doughty
  16. Willie Mitchell
  17. Rob Scuderi
  18. Jack Johnson
  19. Alec Martinez
  20. Matt Greene
  21. Davis Drewiske
  22. Viatcheslav Voynov
  23. Jonathan Quick
  24. Jonathan Bernier
  25. Jeff Zatkoff
I'm not counting Colin Fraser or Jake Muzzin, who seem destined to go on IR before the season starts -- but they're probably on the trip, too, right? After all, doesn't everyone get to be there for the "home opener" against the Rangers?

Anyway, assuming I can count and assuming I didn't miss a press release, the Kings still haven't decided who of Scott Parse, Davis Drewiske or Viatcheslav Voynov will draw the short stick. Voynov is waiver-exempt; Drewiske and Parse are not. (The only other waiver-exempt players on the roster are Clifford and Bernier.)

The conservative move would be demoting Voynov, since they wouldn't lose anyone to waivers that way. Given how thin the Kings are at left-wing (seriously, if Gagne or Penner get hurt -- it's Dwight King?), I think it would be stupid to get rid of Parse.

What are the chances Lombardi waives Drewiske or deals him in the next few days?

I'm just thinking out-loud. I like Drewiske. But Voynov has had a great camp. And he's put in his time in the AHL. (Oh, and the power play...)