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Dustin Brown

Resurgent Dustin Brown has rediscovered his home on the Kings' first line

Resurgent Dustin Brown has rediscovered his home on the Kings' first line

When he came home from the rink, Dustin Brown noticed it the most.

He could see it when he sat down to play with his children — three boys and a girl, ages 4-9. It was the accumulation of losing and wondering where his career was headed that he carried through the front door, whereas normally he left it at the arena.

Brown was in a bad place last season, demoted to the fourth line at one point and part of another playoff-less Kings team under former coach Darryl Sutter. He had his captaincy taken away, then vented his frustration about it on a conference call with reporters.

Brown tried to shelve that when it was time to be a dad, but he knew.

“That brings...

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