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LA Kings sign D Kevin Gravel, avoiding arbitration
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EL SEGUNDO, California (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings re-signed Kevin Gravel to a one-year, $650,000 contract extension Friday, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent defenseman.The Kings also signed restricted free agents Justin Auger, Andrew

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Report: Division rival interested in Joe Thornton
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The mere thought of Joe Thornton wearing a Kings sweater may be enough to cause some Sharks fans to lose their lunch. But it might be a possibility. According to LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen, the Kings consider Thornton to be a “priority” should be hit the open market as a free agent. While the […]

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Report: Kings among several teams in contact with Joe Thornton
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Yesterday, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported 12 teams were in contact with San Jose’s Joe Thorton who, on Saturday, will become an unrestricted free agent. Now, it’s been revealed that one of those teams is also one of San Jose’s biggest rivals — the Los Angeles Kings. Per LA Kings Insider, the Kings have “been in […]

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Joe Thornton to the Los Angeles Kings?
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  Earlier on Tuesday, we noted that free agent center Joe Thornton was getting tire kicks and sniffs and long looks from several teams around the NHL. It all felt like something that could leverage the San Jose Sharks into giving him the contract that

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Kings, Golden Knights labeled 2017 NHL Draft winners; Bruins, not so much
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It’s nearly certain that we won’t be able to determine the “winners and losers” of the 2017 NHL Draft until, say, 2022. Quite a few outlets pegged some winners and losers, though sometimes the choices were more about themes like nations or player types than specific teams. For example: Puck Daddy gives a thumbs down […]

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After helping ‘change the culture,’ Greene’s Kings career ends with buyout
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The Los Angeles Kings made it official on Friday and bought out the remaining years of defenseman Matt Greene‘s contract. Greene spent nine years as a member of the Kings, winning two Stanley Cups with the team in 2011-12 and 2013-14. In a statement announcing the move, team president Luc Robitaille spoke about Greene’s impact […]

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LA Kings buy out contract of defenseman Matt Greene
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The Los Angeles Kings bought out the final year of defenseman Matt Greene's contract Friday, cutting ties with another portion of their Stanley Cup championship core. Greene has been with the Kings since 2008, and he provided steady stay-at-home defense during their title runs in 2012 and 2014, playing in 20 playoff games in each […]

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Jarome Iginla is still ‘planning to play again’ next season
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After his short stint with the Los Angeles Kings, Jarome Iginla said he “definitely” wanted to keep playing, but he wasn’t sure if that would be possible. Well, a few months later, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman got in touch with Iginla, and the veteran winger told him he’s still “preparing and planning to play again” in […]

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Morning Skate: Are Kings where the Bruins were?
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The Bruins haven’t officially parted ways with too many of their own impending free agents to this point in the process, but they will be breaking ties with fourth-line energy forward Zac Rinaldo. The winger was told this week that he won’t be back with the Bruins now that his contract is up, and Rinaldo […]

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Kings activate Greene, reportedly for buyout purposes
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The Los Angeles Kings made a roster move on Tuesday. Per L.A. Kings Insider, Greene underwent back surgery during the second half of last season, and has fully recovered from the procedure. This is one of the first significant player moves from new Kings GM Rob Blake, and it doesn’t come as a huge surprise.

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Kings re-sign crucial forward Tyler Toffoli for three years, $13.8M
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Being limited by the salary cap is almost always a bad thing, but sometimes it helps a team like the Los Angeles Kings to grind out some bargain contracts. Maybe that wasn’t the case during the RFA negotiations with Tyler Toffoli, yet it sure feels like that considering the steal of a deal he signed […]

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LA Kings extend Tyler Toffoli with three-year, $13.8 million deal
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The Los Angeles Kings have checked off another extension on their summer to-do list with the re-signing of forward Tyler Toffoli to a three-year deal worth $13.8 million. Toffoli was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. This signing comes nearly a month after LA extended Tanner Pearson with a four-year, $15 million […]

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