Ponikarovsky out of Kings lineup, Westgarth in
Greetings from San Jose, where my suitcase and I were finally reunited after many delays and hours apart …
One change for the Kings lineup against the Sharks at HP Pavilion: left wing Alexei Ponikarovsky is out because of what a team spokesman said is a lower-body injury Ponikarovsky suffered in the Kings' victory over the Ducks on Sunday at Staples Center.
Kevin Westgarth will be in the lineup, although defenseman/winger Peter Harrold was also scheduled to skate in the warmups.
The Kings have lost three consecutive games to the Sharks since Jan. 11.
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Helene Elliott, in San Jose