It’s finally arrived, the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Following the Kings hosting a Dustin Brown Retirement press conference on Friday, it was back to business over the weekend — with practices on Saturday and Sunday, before the team departed for Edmonton.
After leaving mid-session on Saturday and missing practice earlier today, Viktor Arvidsson flew with the LA Kings to Edmonton this afternoon.
Game 1 tomorrow night. https://t.co/o3Xoic1wj5
— The Mayor | John Hoven (@mayorNHL) May 1, 2022
While we await final word on the availability of forward Viktor Arvidsson, things appear to be trending in the right direction. Late Sunday, Mayor’s Manor editor John Hoven reported Arvidsson was on the plane when everybody left Los Angeles.
ICYMI – We’ve posted several series previews:
LA KINGS PROJECTED LINEUP vs. EDMONTON OILERS
Update 5:30pm — Hoven reports, Arvidsson is not expected to play tonight. Lineup below has been adjusted accordingly.
Athanasiou – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Iafallo
Grundstrom – Lizotte – Brown
Lemieux – Byfield – Kaliyev
Other options: Andersson, Kupari, Vilardi
Edler – Roy
Anderson – Durzi
Maatta – Spence
Other options: Bjornfot, Moverare, Strand, Stecher
LTIR: Doughty, Walker
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00pm PST and the game will be televised on Bally Sports West.
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