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Lineup change planned for Kings

Richardson_300Brad Richardson will be in and Brian Boyle will be out when the Kings face the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night at Staples Center.

Boyle is scoreless with a minus-4 plus/minus rating in three games, while Richardson played in one game and had zeroes across the board.

Richardson, acquired by the Kings from Colorado for a second-round draft pick, will center the fourth line for Raitis Ivanans and Derek Armstrong.

"He's been out for a while. It's his old team. Maybe that adds a little bit to it," Coach Terry Murray said after the Kings practiced Sunday at El Segundo. "Also, I need a little bit better play from other people in a couple situations in that role. So there's a change for that reason also."

Read more about the Kings' strategy against the Avalanche in the Kings FYI notebook.

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Kings center Brad Richardson in an exhibition against the Ducks earlier this month. Credit: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times

 
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