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Kings' training camp, Day 1

Hickey_300 Some tidbits from today's practices, delayed by some wireless problems in this bunker of a building in El Segundo:

The first session featured a first line of Ryan Smyth, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, and a likely second/third line of Alexei Ponikarovsky on the left side with Michal Handzus and Wayne Simmonds. The defense pairs were Jack Johnson-Rob Scuderi, Davis Drewiske-Peter Harrold, and Alec Martinez-Jake Muzzin. Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Bernier and Erik Ersberg took turns in net.

Coach Terry Murray said he thought long and hard about his line combinations over the summer and plans to stay with what he had Saturday. But knowing his history of moving bodies around so often, that's certainly not a sure thing.

In the second session, Brayden Schenn, who missed rookie camp because of a sore left knee, centered for Kyle Clifford and Oscar Moller and didn't appear to have any problems with his knee. Scott Parse was on the left side with Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams, Kevin Westgarth skated alongside Brad Richardson and Trevor Lewis and Corey Elkins centered for Bud Holloway and Rich Clune.

The defense pairs in that session were Drew Doughty-Willie Mitchell, Johan Fransson-David Kolomatis and Andrew Campbell-Thomas Hickey.

Not practicing were four injured players: defensemen Colten Teubert, Matt Greene and Viacheslav Voynov as well as forward Marc-Andre Cliche.

We'll have  more later at www.latimes.com/sports, including Murray saying Quick is his No. 1 goalie and will play about 60 games this season, down from last season's 72, and the goalies' thoughts on how things will shake out in one of the most important competitions in camp. 

--Helene Elliott

Photo: Thomas Hickey controls the puck during a rookie game against the Coyotes on Wednesday. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

 
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