Zach Parise

No grudge match for Christian Folin and Darcy Kuemper when Kings host Wild

No grudge match for Christian Folin and Darcy Kuemper when Kings host Wild

It makes for a good storyline, but there’s disappointment in store for anyone who expects Kings goaltender Darcy Kuemper and defenseman Christian Folin to approach Tuesday’s game against Minnesota as a grudge match because the Wild let them depart as free agents last summer.

Kuemper, who’s expected to back up Jonathan Quick, and Folin, who’s trying to keep a regular spot, had only good things to say about Minnesota on Monday. Folin said he saw Wild coach Bruce Boudreau last summer and joked he was looking forward to this matchup, but didn’t carry any animosity with him when he signed with the Kings and moved west.

“It’s just a business. I’m not going to have any sour emotions...

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