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Kings to hold tryouts for emergency goalie

Kings to hold tryouts for emergency goalie

The situation arises at some point in every NHL season when a team needs an emergency goalie.

The starter is suddenly unavailable, the backup is enlisted and a third-string goalie can’t get to the rink in time for the game. It happened last December when the Chicago Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford needed an emergency appendectomy before a game and the team needed a backup for Scott Darling. Chicago found Eric Semborski, a youth hockey coach who sat nervously on the bench.

It could happen to the Kings, and in that vein they are holding emergency goaltender tryouts on Sept.27 at Toyota Sports Center.

“The NHL requires each home team to have an emergency goalie in the...

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