Lineup change planned for Kings
Brad 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