They’ve won a mere four games since he has been out of the lineup and the penalty-killing has faltered after the Christmas break, so yes, the
Regehr, out since Dec. 18 because of a broken finger, is scheduled to return tonight against his former team, the
Originally, he was thought to be out for about two to three weeks. Instead it turned into a month because it took longer for his finger to regain mobility after having been in a cast so long.
“His leadership is critical,” Kings Coach
With Regehr back in, that means defenseman
"How is our penalty-killing? Not good enough," Sutter said.
Kings goalie Martin Jones (back spasms) got in some work later with the extra defensemen and forward Tyler Toffoli (mono). The Kings called up goalie JF Berube from their
"It's gotten better every day," Jones said. "Day to day right now. Just kind of tweaked it a little bit….First time, I've ever missed time with it."
"More of just a bad spasm, initially. It's calmed down a lot. Now it's to the point of getting everything around it, muscles and the hips and hamstrings, moving correctly and getting mobility back."
It's been an especially rough stretch for the two roommates: Jones and forward Tanner Pearson, who broke his leg against Winnipeg on Jan. 10 and required surgery.