Morning Skate Quotes: Regehr closer, not playing in Game 6

Robyn Regehr LA Kings MayorsManorAlthough the Kings series with the Ducks almost feels like a lifetime ago, at least one player is still feeling the impact of the NHL’s first all-SoCal playoff series, as a collision with Devante Smith-Pelly continues to be a problem for defenseman Robyn Regehr.  After testing his knee during morning skate today, Regehr says he’s out for tonight’s Game 6 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks. He also shared the following thoughts after returning to the locker room…

On the challenges of being injured:

“It’s difficult when you’re injured because you’re on a different schedule and program than a lot of the normal guys, the playing guys, so you kind of feel you’re a little bit of a hobbit sometimes, so it’s nice to be back around the guys. It started with traveling with them to Chicago and things like that, but it’s been a slow progression, more and more.”

On if he’s been cleared for contact:

“I did a few little battle drills down low, two-on-ones, things like that. But I need more of that. I need one-on-one contact and things like that before I’m ready to roll.”

On if today was his first day doing drills with the whole team:

“Yes. Felt good. It’s a lot better than doing them by yourself.”

On getting chirped by teammates when you’re in full practice:

“Well, you can chirp back, though. The only one you could do before is looking at your reflection in the glass, and that’s no fun.”

Given that Jeff Schultz was Regehr’s partner during drills at the morning skate, it would seem coach Darryl Sutter will stick with the same line-up he used in Game 5 for tonight’s Game 6.

MORE: Pre-game comments from Dustin Brown can be found here.

Bonus quotes from Kings coach Darryl Sutter:

Q. You said a few days ago you were always aware of Kane; he’s such a dangerous player. What was he able to do in Game 5 that he wasn’t in previous games?

SUTTER: He had the puck a lot more, which is a little bit related to special teams and a lot related to overtime.  But he’s a special player. He doesn’t have bad games. He has good games or great games. Had three or four points, I think, so… Great players are going to do that.

Q. A lot of your players were quoted as saying that they didn’t want to get into a track meet style with the Blackhawks; that’s not the way you guys are most effective. Is that something you agree with and would you like to see more of a possession game?

SUTTER: Well, both teams are fast teams. So possession is usually in the transition part of the game where the defensemen get the puck out to the forwards.
Obviously there’s been times where we’ve been better than them, and there’s been times when they’ve been better than us.  I don’t think it’s necessarily a track meet. But I think both teams have enough top guys that when they get it, they can make it look like a track meet. I think that’s why when we talked about Drew or Duncan, those guys make that sort of game happen.

Recent Articles

MM-shield-1400x1400

FREE REPLAY: Davis on NHL Radio, update following Kings practice

Follow @westcoasthky Here is a free replay of Jonathan Davis on the Power Play via NHL Network Radio earlier today. He updates listeners on the Slava Voynov discussion at Kings’ practice, Jake Muzzin’s injury status, rookie Brayden McNabb, Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli, and more. Give it a listen using the player [...]

LoVerde Kings NHL by Zampelli

Kings Options on Defense with Voynov Out

Although this should hardly need a preface, we’ll provide one anyway. We are more concerned about the well-being of all parties involved in today’s events than we are about the sport of hockey at the moment. Naturally, we wish nothing but the best outcome for all involved – and that means their health and safety [...]

Quick-Kings-NHL

The Mayor on NHL Radio: Voynov, Quick, Kings, Ducks, etc.

Enjoy the free replay below of “The Mayor” John Hoven guesting on Top Shelf Radio with Jimmy Murphy. In the segment that aired earlier today on NHL Network Radio, they discussed Slava Voynov’s arrest, Jonathan Quick vs. Frederik Andersen, Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, the Anaheim Ducks, and more. To listen, you can use the player [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News