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Kings' practice: Michal Handzus gets a day off

October 13, 2010 |  3:11 pm

There wasn't much news out of the Kings' practice Wednesday following their 3-1 victory over Atlanta Tuesday in their home opener.

A team spokesman said that center Michal Handzus did not skate and instead got a "maintenance day," which usually means a player has some kind of bump or bruise or soreness and gets treatment instead of practicing. Trevor Lewis, scratched from the lineup the first three games, took Handzus' place between Alexei Ponikarovsky and Wayne Simmonds.

No changes appear imminent on defense.

The Kings next face the Canucks on Friday at Staples Center. The Kings beat the Canucks, 2-1, in a shootout last Saturday at Vancouver.

--Helene Elliott