It appears that an ailing Adrian Kempe will be a game-time decision when the Kings go for a franchise-record tying nine straight wins Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.
Kempe did not participate in the morning skate at Prudential Center. Kings coach John Stevens said Kempe stayed at the hotel and was “starting to get his appetite back” but that his status for the game was uncertain.
“He was a little ill on the plane [Monday],” Stevens said.
Torrey Mitchell took Kempe’s place as third-line center, with Marian Gaborik and Trevor Lewis, in morning line rushes. It appears that Kyle Clifford will return to the lineup from an upper-body injury that has kept him out since...