Kyle Quincey skated today as the Kings’ seventh defenseman, which would seem to make it unlikely that he will play tomorrow against Carolina, but after practice, Terry Murray said he was undecided. Here’s what Murray said about Quincey…
“I don’t know. I want to sit down with the coaches here, after we get through the early afternoon, and talk about that. I want to bring him to the game with the thought in the back of my mind that I might put him in the lineup. I’ll probably get him in the warmup tomorrow night, then make a decision almost at that time. I like what I see out there. He’s moving very well. He’s got a nice head on his shoulders. He sees the ice and he’s taking a look when he has the puck on his stick. I’m very interested to get him in the lineup and see how he performs in a game.”
And here’s a quick post-practice interview with Quincey, who will wear No. 27 with the Kings:
Question: Happy to be here so far?
QUINCEY: “Oh, for sure. It’s a great opportunity. It’s a young team and a great group of guys and it’s great to be a part of it. Hopefully I can get in some games and show the boys that I can help the team out.”
Question: What has Patrick (O’Sullivan) told you about the team? Has he been filling you in on different guys?
QUINCEY: “Yeah. Things are a little different than Detroit, but I’ll get used to it and hopefully be a part of this team. Sully has just been saying how great it is to play here and how it’s a great spot, so I’m just glad to be here.”
Question: It has to help, to have a good friend on the team…
QUINCEY: “Oh for sure. Even, I played with (Brad Richardson) on an under-17 team. I played against (Dustin Brown). I played with (Kyle Calder) in Detroit. It’s nice to have guys to get along with right away.”