Dustin Byfuglien

Kings rookie Alex Iafallo a living example of the team's tired play of late

Kings rookie Alex Iafallo a living example of the team's tired play of late

One glance at Alex Iafallo suggested he was in the middle of a grueling playoff series in late spring.

He sported a cut near his eye, courtesy of an errant stick from Winnipeg Jets defensemen Dustin Byfuglien. An ice pack was on his back. But this was only late November, on a rare off-day during a packed schedule for the Kings.

At this time last year, Iafallo was on a three-week holiday break from his college team, Minnesota Duluth. He played 42 games total, or about half of an NHL regular season. Iafallo already has played 22 games, a sharp contrast for a rookie who didn’t play junior hockey.

“It’s definitely new,” Iafallo said....

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