Kopitar on extra pressure with Carter out

On Jeff Carter going on injured reserve:

“It’s definitely tough to see when a player goes down, regardless of who he is. With Jeff, the guy going down is definitely a loss for us, but that’s the way it is. We are going to have to find a way to score goals and put up points and win hockey games at the end of the day. With him or without him, we’re going to have to do that. But it’s certainly a loss.”

More on injuries…

“We’ve had injuries in the past and have gotten by. Like I said, it’s definitely not nice when you lose a guy, but at the end of the day, you can’t do anything about it. He gets better and comes back. You can’t mope around or use that as an excuse. We have a bunch of guys here that obviously want to score and want to produce, and I’m sure everybody is going to step up to the plate.”

On if he puts the pressure on himself to step up in Carter’s absence:

“No, I don’t think so. We have the confidence in everybody here that they are going to pick up whatever needs to be picked up. We will go out there and do the same stuff over and over again and that’s really all I can do and all everybody else can do. So, it’s just normal- focusing on our game and not trying to do too much.”

On if he had any sense that he was hurt during the last game:

“No, I didn’t know until this morning, actually. I saw him walking in with a boot, and that was it.”

More notes and quotes from today’s Kings practice can be found via the links below.

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