Good morning, Insiders!
The Kings are back in action this morning at the Toyota Performance Center between last night’s 5-4 defeat against the Ducks and tomorrow’s trip to Salt Lake City to face the Golden Knights. The Kings are set for 11am practice, although today for the first time we won’t see two groups of players wearing Kings jerseys. Yesterday’s roster moves created a split between those still at L.A. Kings training camp and those who are now in Ontario Reign training camp.
The Kings group has been reduced to 34 skaters, although we see a group with fewer people actually working with the Kings when injuries and illnesses are taken into account. Todd McClellan has said in years past that he prefers a smaller group when working with his NHL regular roster, designed to increase repetitions and reduce standing during workouts. With tomorrow’s game in Utah likely to have more younger players and fewer veterans, considering the game day excursion, expect to see additional slate moves made throughout the week to bring things down to a more manageable slate by night. Opening six days from now.
For a complete list of those on the camp list with the Kings, click here.
Quinton Byfield is not on the ice this morning, who is described as getting sick daily.
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The said split is made possible thanks to the inaugural training camp in Ontario Reign this morning, where the AHL club is scheduled to take the ice at 11 a.m.
The Reign has announced their 25-player training camp roster, along with the week-long training camp schedule, as the team officially begins their first training camp under Marco Storm. The roster has a total of 25 players, including 14 forwards, nine defenders, and two goalkeepers. Among the squad are 19 players who have dressed up in Ontario during the 2021-22 season.
Two players on Reign’s initial roster are on probation, including striker Ethan Somoza, who previously signed an ECHL agreement with the team’s subsidiary, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits earlier this summer, and defender Cameron Sobrica, who is moving from the Kings camp to the Reign camp. .
The complete list of Reign initial bootcamps is as follows –
goalkeepers (2) – David Hrinak and Matt Vilalta
Defense Men (9) – Frederic Allard, Toby Besson, Joe Gatenby, Cameron Jones, Helge Grans, Tyler Inamoto, Christian Kasastol, Kim Nusianen, Cameron Sobrica
Attackers (14) – Martin Krumiak, Aidan Dudas, Samuel Helenius, Alex Erolo, Brett Kemp, Tyler Madden, Justin Nashbor, Nikita Pavlishev, Alan Quinn, Ethan Somoza, Akil Thomas, TJ Tynan, Austin Wagner, Taylor Ward
Below is Reign’s bootcamp schedule –
Wednesday, 10/5 – Train at 11:00 AM, Toyota Sports Performance Center
Thursday, 10/6 – Train at 11:00 AM, Toyota Sports Performance Center
Friday, 10/7 – Train at 11:00 AM, Toyota Sports Performance Center
Saturday, 10/8 – Go against San Diego @ 7:00pm, Pashanga Arena
Sunday, 10/9 – Today’s holiday
Monday 10/10 – Train at 11:00 AM, Toyota Sports Performance Center
Tuesday, 10/11 – Today’s holiday
Wednesday, 10/12 – Train at 11:00 AM, Toyota Sports Performance Center
Thursday, 10/13 – Train at 11:00 AM, Toyota Sports Performance Center
The Reign has only one pre-season game this season, on the road against San Diego on Saturday, which is the day the Kings also play their final pre-season game against Anaheim. We’ll see this list grow in the coming days, as the Kings continue to reduce their pool to an eventual 23 players, and Reign is certainly likely to boost their options in all three positions, although the bulk of these additions may not come until after tomorrow’s game.
Today’s 11am workout for both sides, now underway for both groups, with notes and quotes to follow from the Kings perspective on LAKI later today!