— The team had an abbreviated skate before its flight to San Jose for tomorrow’s season opener. Nothing too intense and it ended with a fun shootout drill.
— Patrick O’Sullivan will not play tomorrow, but it seems almost certain that he will play Sunday. O’Sullivan agreed with Terry Murray that it would be wise to not push the issue and risk getting hurt while playing in back-to-back situations.
— No changes in the lines today in practice, as O’Sullivan and Boyle were wearing the green jerseys indicating a “spare” forward. It seems likely, then, that a fourth line of Armstrong-Richardson-Ivanans is in store, at least tomorrow.
— The Kings play three games in four days to start the season, but Terry Murray gave no indication that Jason LaBarbera will sit. Murray said he likes to play his No. 1 goalie a lot and that he feels LaBarbera thrives under a heavy work load. So we’ll see how it goes.
More notes and quotes to come throughout the afternoon, but this is the short of it…