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Oscar Moller a late scratch for the Kings

November 11, 2008 |  8:15 pm

Oscar Moller

Rookie winger Oscar Moller, one of the Kings' most pleasant surprises this season, was scratched from the lineup because of what a club spokesman said were flu-like symptoms.

His spot in the lineup went to Derek Armstrong, who had been scratched from the previous four games by his coach.

Earlier on Tuesday, Kings Coach Terry Murray had said Armstrong was maintaining a positive attitude, and added that one reason he hadn't played the veteran forward is becuase Armstrong doesn't play the power play or kill penalties.

"Army is a five-on-five player," Murray said, "and we needed to try and change the look of our makeup and our chemistry."

Murray said that Armstrong would get an opportunity to return -- and that turned out to be true sooner than he might have predicted.

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: The Kings' Oscar Moller shoots the puck against the Calgary Flames during a Nov. 1 home game. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images