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from Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News,
Kings Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller, at his West Hills home since Wednesday after he was released from the hospital for treatment of a mild stroke, said Friday he plans to meet soon with team officials to discuss how to move forward with his ability and availability to call games.
Miller, 78, missed the recent NHL All-Star Weekend at Staples Center when he showed up Saturday for a Fox Sports West live broadcast but was bothered by the fact he continued to slur some of his words. His wife, Judy, who was with him, also noticed the right side of his face did not look well.
Taken to County USC Medical Center by ambulance, Miller was then moved to USC Keck Medical Facility in downtown L.A., where a stent was inserted and a procedure was done to clean up a corroded artery that had plaque buildup....
“I had been out the night before, having some wine and a bite to eat, and noticed I was slurring some words, but I thought a good night’s sleep would be all I needed,” Miller said Friday morning. “I got up Saturday morning, got dressed, drove to Staples Center, and Judy said, ‘You don’t look good.’ When I got to the TV set to work, they didn’t want me to go on camera.”
from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,
John Mitchell returned to the lineup, replacing Martinsen, and got into an early fight with Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb, who had dumped Rene Bourque with a big check against the boards. Mitchell was assessed an extra minor for instigating and 10-minute misconduct. Bourque was injured on the play and did not return. He recently missed three games with a hip-flexor.
more on the Avs 5-0 loss to the Kings...
via an email from the Los Angeles Kings,
As part of our all-access series “Black & White” we’ve featured Rogie Vachon in this episode and the journey over his career. From how he got into playing hockey, to Montreal, Los Angeles, and eventually into the Hockey Hall of Fame. We feel this feature has more widespread appeal to the hockey community than just to our hometown fans.
Dean Lombardi says he misspoke in projected date of Quick's return. Projecting mid-February, worst case March. Said he had trade deadline on
His mind and said March when he meant mid-February for Quick's anticipated return.
Lombardi said earlier today a Quick return would not be until March.
The first period between Ottawa and Los Angeles was a bit chipy, probably due to the hit by Borowiecki.
02:38 Ottawa Mark Borowiecki - Boarding Major - 5 minutes
08:14 Los Angeles Matt Greene - Fighting - 5 minutes
08:14 Ottawa Mark Borowiecki - Fighting - 5 minutes
08:23 Los Angeles Andy Andreoff - Roughing - 2 minutes
10:53 Ottawa Chris Neil - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:53 Los Angeles Jordan Nolan - Fighting - 5 minutes
NEW YORK (Dec. 9, 2016) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and the Los Angeles Kings have introduced a rendering of the NHL® Centennial-themed float that will make its debut in the renowned 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda in Pasadena on Jan. 2. Titled “A Century of Greatness (1917-2017),” the float will serve as one of the key elements celebrating the official launch of the NHL’s year-long Centennial festivities, which will commence on New Year’s Day.
via Ken Wiebe tweets,
Sutter on major to Kyle Clifford: "I totally agreed with it, it was a great call. I thought they’d give like a 10-minute power play."
The sarcasm was dripping,but Sutter wasn't done: "In today’s two referee system you’re just hoping for one really good one all of the time."
If you missed the call on Ciiffors, watch it here.
I believe the Jets scored twice during the time Clifford was in the penalty box.
Connor did leave the game but has returned.
from lisa Dillman of the LA Times,
First, of course, the one on the scoreboard, in which they let two points slip away and didn’t even skate away with one. Ottawa forward Zack Smith tied the game with 3:54 remaining in regulation, and the Senators won with Mark Stone’s goal with 6.5 seconds left, beating the flustered Kings, 2-1, at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night....
The Kings lost their captain Anze Kopitar to injury for most of the third period. He took a hit along the boards from Senators defenseman Marc Methot early in the third and left the game. Judging from one replay, by the way Kopitar reacted, it appeared as though the left arm-wrist area was affected.
Kopitar later came back for a shift, and then shut it down....
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said that Zatkoff, “pulled himself after the second period. I don’t know what it is.”
The Kings PR staff said it was a lower-body injury. Zatkoff said he would wait until Saturday to talk about what happened. He made a sprawling save in the second period but played the rest of the period....
Sutter noted that Kopitar attempted to come back after his injury. “He’s the kind of guy who is going to try to play,” he said.
more on the game
Watch the Kopitar injury at LA Kings Insider.
Game highlights are below...
via Sportsnet YouTube channel,
Watch as the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens honour Hall of Fame inductee Rogie Vachon.
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