Peter Harrold has been up and down from Manchester in short stints the past month. He could be around for the long run this time, though that will probably depend on what the team does in the next week. If Blake or another defenseman is traded, Harrold should stick.
“I hope so,” Harrold said. “That’s what everybody wants is an opportunity to play and right now it looks like I have that at least until Blake comes back and maybe longer.”
On what he’s worked on in Manchester after his stints with the Kings: “Every time you go down there you have to make the best of it and work on the things you have to work on to get back here as soon as possible. I was working mostly on making direct plays with the puck in my own zone and playing good, solid defense in the zone. Thats the biggest thing you have to do at this level to earn the coachs trust.”
And here what Lubomir Visnovsky, Harrold’s defensive partner, has to say about him:
“I already played a couple games with him on the road trip. Hes got a big future for the Kings. Hes a very offensive defenseman. Hes good at moving the puck. He wants to attack.”