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by Paul on 12/17/06 at 07:26 PM ET
from the AP via Yahoo,
Japanese goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji says he had trouble keeping his emotions in check as he took the ice for the warmup prior to the
Los Angeles Kings’ National Hockey League game against the Dallas Stars.
Fukufuji, who is seeking to become the first Japanese to play in an NHL game, didn’t see any live game action against the Stars but he did get his first taste of what it is like to be part of an NHL club.
update 7:08pm, via the LA Kings,
The Los Angeles Kings have assigned goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji to the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the ECHL, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
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