EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Right wing Kris Versteeg will debut for the Los Angeles Kings against the Montreal Canadiens at Staples Center on Thursday.
Versteeg was acquired a day before the NHL Trade Deadline from the Carolina Hurricanes. He skated with center Jeff Carter and left wing Tanner Pearson at the Kings' practice facility, and expects some adrenaline for his Kings debut.
"When you play with a new team, it's a little exciting, a little nerve wracking, all in all," Versteeg said. "It doesn't matter how many times you've been moved. Tonight is just really a game where I'm going to have to keep it simple and stay within myself and contribute in whatever way I can."