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Quick could start again for Kings

Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 12:59 PM

By Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Quick could start again for Kings

Here is the projected Saturday lineup for the Los Angeles Kings, who play host to the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center:

Dustin BrownAnze KopitarJustin Williams

Kyle Clifford - Mike RichardsJeff Carter

Brad RichardsonJarret StollTrevor Lewis

Dwight KingColin FraserJordan Nolan

Jake MuzzinDrew Doughty

Rob ScuderiSlava Voynov

Robyn RegehrKeaton Ellerby

Jonathan Quick

Jonathan Bernier

Scratched: Alec Martinez, Tyler Toffoli

Injured: Dustin Penner (lower body), Matt Greene (back), Willie Mitchell (knee)

Notes: Quick reportedly left the ice first after practice Friday, which is an indicator he will start. Bernier has won four in a row (stretched out over 19 days) and would seem like an equally, if not better choice to put in goal, but coach Darryl Sutter stresses the need to use both because of the schedule.

Clifford continues to be a versatile wing no matter what line he’s on, and he reprised his role with Richards and Carter on Thursday. If Sutter wants more speed against Edmonton, he could reinsert Toffoli.

Regehr was as good as advertised in his Kings debut with six hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in 18:25 minutes of ice time.

Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4