'Forwards Adam Mair and Paul Gaustad, both suffering from concussions, were added to the injured reserve list, which already includes Daniel Briere (sports hernia), J.P. Dumont (sports hernia), and Taylor Pyatt (broken wrist).'
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' "The people kept saying three years ago that we have a plan of where this team is going to go. … Maybe some people didn't trust in the plan, but it really worked out."'
'"It truly is amazing to look at where we were at with the bankrupt season and so much uncertainty, players missing paychecks, just not knowing what's going on," defenseman Jay McKee said Friday. "It was very uncharted waters, no one knew what was going to happen. It just gives you a good feeling inside to see where the team has come in that time."'
'"His foot was swelled up and we just decided to keep him off," said Ruff, who wasn't sure if the injury would keep Vanek out of tonight's game against Los Angeles. "We hope not, but I guess that's a possibility, and in that case we may have to utilize seven defensemen or bring somebody up."
'In LW Andrew Peters' one career game against Los Angeles, he picked up 15 minutes in penalties.'
'At the beginning of the season, GM Darcy Regier said he understood that it was not an ideal situation and promised that it would be resolved in a timely fashion. The team is set to start the second half of the season, and still, the three netminders wait. Depends on your definition of timely, Regier said with a wry grin.'
Kings look to end road trip with win over Sabres (Sportsticker)
Los Angeles Kings (28-16-2) at Buffalo Sabres (27-13-3) (The Sports Network)
Kings @ Sabres (LAKings.com)
Interview With LA Kings Beat Writer Rich Hammond (SabresFans.com)
'Mair was hurt Thursday night and there was speculation Thorburn would be recalled. He wasn't told, however, until after the game. "I was playing center today and that's pretty much all I was worried about," he said of the position switch. "It was a nice surprise after the game."'
‘The Sabres, cruising towards their first playoff berth since 2001 and creating havoc at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, have scored only 12 more goals than they’ve allowed. That’s the kind of differential more familiar to nonplayoff teams. Ottawa, for instance, has a goal differential of plus-70. The Sabres’ team plus/minus ranks 21st in the league.’