For only the second time in five preseason games thus far, the Kings will play in an actual NHL arena on Saturday night. It will be the tail end of a back-to-back weekend series, where they’ll see the Sharks for the first time in 2023-24.
As we noted earlier in the week, although the Kings players and coaches who went to Australia have returned to Southern California, most of them won’t return to game action until Tuesday night in Downtown LA.
Friday night in San Diego saw the Kings skate to a 4-3 victory over the Ducks. Alex Turcotte, Sammy Fageno and Toby Björnfot were in the lineup for that one and are believed to have traveled to NoCal with the club.
Jordan Spence and Cole Krygier took part in this morning’s practice at TSPC in El Segundo, so there’s a good chance they’re out for tonight.
Meanwhile, Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Andreas Englund will be made available for the game in San Jose.
Tyler Madden took a rough hit into the boards late in the game against the Ducks. He remained on the bench and eventually returned for a few shifts, yet we’ll assume he is out for tonight.
Kings Projected Lineup vs. Sharks:
Pinelli – Thomas – Chromiak
JAD – Maltsev – Laferriere
Hudon – Turcotte – Fagemo
Ward – Helenius – Doty
Englund – Clarke
Moverare – Björnfot
Connauton – Hicketts
Key Game Info
Puck drop is set for 7:00 pm PT and will be available on the Kings iHeart radio channel. You can also watch the game online at sjsharks.com/watch
Across the Ice
Sharks lineup coming soon. They are 1-2 so far in the preseason after a win against Vegas and two losses to Anaheim.
Granlund will sit again, but Bordeleau will center Eklund and Kunin tonight
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) September 30, 2023
On This Day in Kings History
On September 30, 2008, the @LAKings acquired Sean O’Donnell from Anaheim for a conditional pick. In his second stint with the #LAKings, O’Donnell recorded 27 points, 165 hits, and 183 blocked shots in 160 games, and is a current member of the player development staff.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/ASa1OygEm9
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) September 30, 2023
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