by Tony on 05/31/11 at 09:53 PM ET
From the Kansas City Star’s Randy Covitz:
On the day the National Hockey League announced that the Atlanta Thrashers would move to Winnipeg, Manitoba, the league awarded Kansas City an exhibition game.
The Los Angeles Kings announced Tuesday that the team would meet the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Sprint Center.
The Kings are owned by AEG, which operates the Sprint Center, and the team will be playing its third exhibition game in Kansas City in four years. The last two games, in 2008 and 2009, were not especially successful as the teams left many star players at home, and in the case of a 2008 game against St. Louis, the Kings played a split-squad game because they had another game in Los Angeles the same night.
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