Up next up for Kings: Thursday at Dallas


When: 5:30 PDT.

Where: American Airlines Center.

On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150.

Records: Kings 5-2-1, Stars 7-2-0.

Update: Slowly but surely, Drew Doughty is inching toward a return to the lineup. He practiced with contact Wednesday before the team departed for Dallas, but the defenseman won’t be in the lineup against the Stars, according to Dean Lombardi, the Kings’ president and general manager. Lombardi is hoping Doughty will play Saturday at Phoenix, which would be two weeks after he injured his right shoulder. In other news, the NHL scheduled a hearing on the grievance that the Kings filed in the Colin Fraser matter but declined to release the date or place.