The Kings left 11 players unprotected for Monday’s National Hockey League waiver draft, among them veteran forwards Ron Duguay and Phil Sykes and defenseman Ken Hammond.
Among NHL goaltenders left unprotected was Richard Brodeur, the longtime Vancouver Canuck placed on the waiver list by the Hartford Whalers. Brodeur, the Whalers’ No. 3 goalie last season after being obtained from the Canucks, was 7-8-2 during the regular season. In the playoffs, he was 1-3 with a goals-against average of 3.60.