By Paul Armbruster • KingsNewsDaily.com •
Today’s pregame skate saw the entire Kings squad on the ice, including Tyler Toffoli and Mike Richards, who it was believed may be injured after the shot he took by the Flames Tim Jackman. But this morning’s skate revealed Richards was just fine as he participated in all the drills on his usual line with Carter and Penner.
The speculation was that Toffoli’s call up from Manchester was due to an injury but that appears to be false. Could it have been prompted by the hit on Richards as a precautionary move? Sure. Could Dean have been looking for a good time to bring Toffoli in and get him acclimated to the system and the Richards hit prompted it? Sure. But until Lombardi lets us know, those details will remain murky.
For more on this story, including a discussion with Player-X from HoldThePoint.com, enjoy the video reports below.
KND Pregame Report Part 1 – Toffoli and Richards Skate!
KND Pregame Report Part 2 – Quick to start, Toffolii scratched
Toffoli Discussion – KND with Guest Player-X