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Defenseman Regehr not in Kings lineup for Game 2

Saturday, 06.07.2014 / 7:18 PM

By Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent / 2014 Stanley Cup Final blog

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Defenseman Regehr not in Kings lineup for Game 2

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers on Saturday at Staples Center (NBC, CBC, RDS).

Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter said it would be a game-time decision whether to insert Regehr, who has been out since May 3 with a knee injury.

"We'll make the decision after warm-up [for] our lineup," Sutter said in a brief press conference Saturday afternoon.

Sutter said Friday that Regehr would probably play in Game 2. Los Angeles leads the best-of-7 series 1-0 after a 3-2 overtime win Wednesday.

Sutter said he was looking for a better start from the Kings, who, after a short turnaround from the Western Conference Final, trailed the Rangers 2-0 in the first period of Game 1.

"I think we had the two days [off] and we talked lots about how we were a tired team," Sutter said. "I guess it was good for us, not just in terms of on-ice stuff but get a little more set about how we want to play… better for sure. At the end of the day, both teams will be better."

With no more questions to field, Sutter ended his remarks by joking about a special guest who was in attendance.

"You guys go back there and talk to that old Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald," Sutter said of the former Calgary Flames forward. "Don't bother me."

McDonald was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. This year is the 25th anniversary of Calgary's 1989 Stanley Cup championship; McDonald was the captain of that team.

Here are the lineups based on warm-ups:

RANGERS

Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Rick Nash

Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Martin St. Louis

Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello

Brian Boyle - Dominic Moore - Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi

Marc Staal - Anton Stralman

John Moore - Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist

David Leneveu

Injured: Cam Talbot (undisclosed)

Scratched: Daniel Carcillo (suspended), Justin Falk, Raphael Diaz, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast

KINGS

Dustin Brown - Anze Kopitar - Marian Gaborik

Tanner Pearson - Jeff Carter - Tyler Toffoli

Dwight King - Jarret Stoll - Justin Williams

Kyle Clifford - Mike Richards - Trevor Lewis

Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty

Willie Mitchell - Slava Voynov

Alec Martinez - Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick

Martin Jones

Injured: none

Scratched: Robyn Regehr, Colin Fraser, Jeff Schultz, Jordan Nolan

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