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Mike Richards could be odd man out in Kings' lineup changes vs. Jets
Mike Richards could be odd man out in Kings' lineup changes vs. Jets

Indications are that center Mike Richards could be a healthy scratch for the first time in his long NHL career. It hasn't happened since he was traded to the Kings before the 2011-12 season, and those who covered Richards in Philadelphia said he was never a healthy scratch with the Flyers. He missed games because of injuries and once because of an illness during his Philadelphia days. Richards, 29, has won two Stanley Cups with the Kings. But in the last 20 games, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter has been reducing his ice time, and Richards played a season-low 9 minutes 7 seconds in the Kings' 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday night. The next morning, rookie center Andy...

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