Projected Lineups: LA Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights; Several Changes Likely

No rest for the weary.

Coming out of the holiday break, coach Todd McLellan has likely been working overtime trying to piece his lineup together for a big Pacific Division matchup with the Vegas Golden Knights. Prior to Tuesday morning’s pre-game skate, forward Arthur Kaliyev was placed on Injured Reserve (retroactive to Dec. 20).

That move also allowed the Kings to recall Quinton Byfield from AHL Ontario:

Additionally, it appears like Trevor Moore is likely out for tonight’s game.


Although Rasmus Kupari and Jordan Spence were also recalled from Ontario — coming off of being sent down a few days ago for cap savings reasons — their slotting into McLellan’s plans are a little less clear. From morning skate, it appeared Spence will probably be the odd man out among the defensemen.

LA Kings Projected Lineup vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Fiala – Kopitar – Kempe
Kupari/JAD – Danault – Arvidsson
Iafallo – Byfield – Vilardi
Lemieux – Lizotte – Grundstrom

Anderson – Doughty
Durzi – Roy
Edler – Walker


Scratches: Anderson-Dolan, Moore, Spence

Injured Reserve: Kaliyev

ICYMI: Brandt Clarke is at the World Juniors with Team Canada

Additional Game Notes

Puck drop is set for 7:30pm PST and will be televised by Bally Sports West.

In VGK’s last game played, they took out the St. Louis Blues 5-4 in a shootout on Friday.

Here’s how the Golden Knights lined up for that one:

Translated that means…


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Projected Lineups: LA Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights; Several Changes Likely