Kings split-squad rosters for games vs Coyotes

Coach Darryl Sutter announced on Saturday that Dustin Brown, Willie Mitchell and Jonathan Quick will not play in either of the Kings two games scheduled for tonight. Below are the rosters for the split-squad games vs. Phoenix.

Game in Los Angeles:

FORWARDS

SKATERS
10 C Mike Richards
11 C Anze Kopitar
13 L Kyle Clifford
14 R Justin Williams
21 R Matt Frattin
37 C Nick Shore
38 R Valentine Zykov
42 R Scott Sabourin
57 R Linden Vey
67 C Marc-Andre Cliche
73 C Tyler Toffoli
77 C Jeff Carter
78 R Cameron Maclise

[expect top lines of Toffoli-Kopitar-Williams and Frattin-Richards-Carter]

DEFENSEMEN

2 D Matt Greene
8 D Drew Doughty
26 D Slava Voynov
33 D Willie Mitchell
44 D Robyn Regehr
47 D Andrew Bodnarchuk
50 D Vincent LoVerde
61 D Colin Miller
84 D Derek Forbort

GOALTENDERS
29 G Mathieu Garon
32 G Jonathan Quick
35 G J.F. Berube

The game in Phoenix:

FORWARDS

17 L Daniel Carcillo
22 C Trevor Lewis
24 C Colin Fraser
28 C Jarret Stoll
34 R Brian O’Neill
48 L Maxim Kitsyn
51 R Brandon Kozun
53 C Robert Czarnik
60 C Jordan Weal
64 L Andy Andreoff
70 L Tanner Pearson
71 C Jordan Nolan
74 L Dwight King

[expect top lines of King-Stoll-Lewis and Carcillo-Fraser-Nolan]

DEFENSEMEN

5 D Keaton Ellerby
6 D Jake Muzzin
27 D Alec Martinez
41 D Alex Roach
55 D Jeff Schultz
80 D Nicolas Deslauriers
81 D Andrew Campbell

GOALTENDERS
31 G Martin Jones
54 G Ben Scrivens
75 G Mathias Niederberger

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Comments

  1. I think Clifford should be the front runner for the LW3 position over King. I don’t understand what Sutter likes in King.

    • Neil Shafton says:

      I don’t think you will know for sure until the season starts.

      I agree, King didn’t do much last season, and this is a contract year for him. The only thing I think Sutter is looking for is a big guy maybe to play on the 2nd line LW spot if Frattin doesn’t work out.

      Clifford can move up and down and be pretty effective, so I don’t think there is much concern for KFC making the NHL roster out of camp.

      King seemed to be a “floater” didn’t engage or really battle like he should have for pucks, nor did he really use his size as all last season.

      Given the Kings have some guys who could step up, or take a spot on the 3rd or 4th line this should make things interesting.

      Andreoff can play both LW and Center, which makes him more versatile and could mean someone is sent to Manchester to start the season.

      It should be interesting to see how things fall into place this season. Lots of players, very few spots available to take.

  2. Quick and Mitchell listed even though they are not supposed to be playing. Would have expected to see Bartosak.

  3. Are they going to stream the games?

  4. I do agree Clifford over King on that line! King hasnt really produced, if anything probably just size on him. Interesting to see if Frattin and our 2nd can light it up 2nite. Go LA take double game and sweep those yotes!