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Rookie Paul LaDue is making himself at home as Kings make their playoff push

Rookie Paul LaDue is making himself at home as Kings make their playoff push

Sometimes Paul LaDue looks around and sees how surreal this season has become.

From his corner locker stall at the Kings’ practice facility, he’s just a few steps away from Jarome Iginla, a player he followed as a kid. On Thursday, there was LaDue in a postgame celebration with Iginla following Iginla’s overtime goal against the Nashville Predators.

“It’s pretty crazy,” LaDue said. “I was a little star struck the first time he walked in the locker room. It was unbelievable. I’ve got him and Marian Gaborik out there with me, so it’s a little crazy knowing I grew up watching them play. They’ve been great guys. It’s been fun hockey.”

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