EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Slava Voynov
will likely be a game-time decision for the Los Angeles Kings
for a Pacific Division showdown Thursday against the San Jose Sharks
Voynov took part in all of the morning skate but L.A. coach Darryl Sutter
wouldn't say whether the young defenseman would play.
"We'll see," Sutter said. "I'm not going to lie to you and I'm not to give you any secrets, either."
Sutter said on Wednesday that Voynov was "banged up" and he gave him the day off.
If Voynov cannot play, the Kings can insert Davis Drewiske
Voynov scored the game-winning goal Monday against Edmonton.
Carter out: Jeff Carter
skated on his own for about 20 minutes but he is unlikely to play in the final two games.
Carter is recovering from a bone bruise in his ankle and Sutter said he won't play until he has a full practice with the team.
Carter didn't think that would happen Friday, either.
"I'm not sure," Carter said. "I would doubt it. I think I'll probably get back out there and do a little more and see how it responds. We'll see how it feels tonight when I get to the game after skating. It could seize up again. It's kind of a wait-and-see thing."
Carter said he would be ready for the opener of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, assuming L.A. makes it.
"I really don't think that’s an issue," he said. "I should be good to go."
San Jose coach Todd McLellan
said that even if defenseman Douglas Murray
is healthy, he would stick with his current defensive lineup, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Murray has missed three games with a lower-body injury.