For the first time since early December, Kings coach Todd McLellan is ready to Go See Cal.
With the Red Wings in town for their only visit this season, LA will turn to Cal Petersen in net, his first appearance since giving up four goals in a loss at Vancouver back on December 6.
Over the course of the season thus far, Petersen has appeared in 11 games and posted a 5-5-1 record. Tonight will also be the first time in his career that the 27-year-old netminder has faced Detroit.
LA Kings roster moves…
Austin Wagner recalled, Sammy Fagemo to AHL
As noted yesterday, don't sweat it. Kings have 12 healthy forwards. Fagemo was the extra the other night, he's needed in Ontario for Reign game tonight.
More to come later in lineup article.
— John Hoven | The Mayor (@mayorNHL) January 8, 2022
Here is how things are shaping up…
LA KINGS PROJECTED LINEUP vs. DETROIT RED WINGS on 1/8
Kempe – Kopitar – Frk
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Andersson – Kupari – Brown
Lemieux – Lizotte – Kaliyev
Other options: Wagner
Protocol: Grundstrom, Iafallo, Turcotte
Anderson – Doughty
Maatta – Roy
Bjornfot – Durzi
Other options: Moverare
On the Detroit side of things:
They were supposed to play in Anaheim on Thursday, however that game was postponed until Sunday due to protocol issues facing the Ducks.
Red Wings projected lineup:
Bertuzzi – Larkin – Raymond
Namestnikov – Suter – Fabbri
Erne – Rasmussen – Zadina
Smith – Veleno – Gagner
DeKeyser – Seider
Staal – Hronek
Leddy – Lindstrom
KINGS MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Anze Kopitar – needs 41 points to pass Dave Taylor for third on the Kings all-time scoring list
Dustin Brown — 7 goals away from passing Bernie Nicholls for fifth place in Kings franchise history
Drew Doughty — 10 games away from playing in his 1,000th NHL regular season game
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm PST tonight and the game will be on Bally Sports West.
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