LA Kings news: Lizotte suspended, Cole Krygier signed, more

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The news has been buzzing around the Los Angeles Kings in the recent days and here is a combination of everything that’s been going on around the LA Kings.

Blake Lizotte suspended for one game for cross-check on Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrisey.

The Winnipeg Jets came to town yesterday for an early puck drop against the Los Angeles Kings. LA continues their impressive point streak with a 4-1 win over the Jets and another win for recently acquired Joonas Korpisalo.

In the second period at Arena, Blake Lizotte left the game with a Match Penalty for his cross-check on Josh Morrisey with a little less than six minutes to go in the period. A few minutes later, the Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois scored a powerplay goal off a cross-ice assist from Kyle Connor with less than a minute to go with the man advantage.

Pierre-Luc Dubois’ goal was the only goal scored yesterday for Winnipeg and was a direct result of Blake Lizotte’s penalty. The NHL Department of Player Safety has always been a point of contention for the fans, but only a one game suspension for the Kings forward isn’t too harsh of a penalty and one that shouldn’t cripple the rolling Kings for too long.

Los Angeles Kings sign recent addition Cole Krygier to an entry-level contract.

Cole Krygier was just recently acquired from the Florida Panthers for Future Considerations and now he has officially inked his name on the dotted line. Per CapFriendly, he signed a two-year entry-level contract, worth $1.675 million dollars with an AAV of $837,500.

Alex Turcotte has begun a point streak since entering back into the lineup for the Ontario Reign.

Alex Turcotte was out for a little over a month with a lower-body injury after sustaining a hit against the San Jose Barracuda on February 15th. On Wednesday March 22nd, he returned to the ice in a game against the Tucson Roadrunners, in which the Reign won in a shutout, 4-0.

During the game, Turcotte recorded an assist to Aidan Dudas who potted it home for the short-handed goal.

Two nights later, he suited up again for the Reign against the Abbotsford Canucks, in what would be a 4-1 victory and another game where Alex Turcotte recorded an assist.

Anze Kopitar surpasses Marcel Dionne for the most 40-assist seasons in franchise history.

Marcel Dionne played for the Los Angeles Kings from 1975-1987. Dionne was a shorter forward at just 5-foot-8, but that did not keep him from becoming the second overall pick in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft. He recorded a 40-assist season every year he was a King, and the No. 16 will always be associated with the great Marcel Dionne.