Just had a quick chat with Terry Murray. Highlights included…
— Dustin Brown is scheduled to rejoin the team for tomorrow’s practice in Detroit, after which his status for Friday’s game will be determined. Murray reports that all is well on the home front for Brown.
— Erik Ersberg will start in goal tonight, which was the plan since the start of the trip. The Kings didn’t arrive in Philadelphia until 3:30 a.m. today.
— Murray had praise for Teddy Purcell’s game and said the challenge is for Purcell to maintain the play, something he wasn’t quite able to do in his first stint with the Kings.
— Murray was pleased with the new Doughty-Johnson pairing, and said he made the change because he thought the Greene-Johnson pairing needed to be shaken up a bit.
— Despite all his time in Philadelphia, as a player and coach, Murray is not a fan of cheesesteaks or hoagies. He said he prefers some of the great fish in town. Don’t you just hate healthy people?
I’ll be posting some quotes on all this stuff soon, and come on by for the chat this afternoon.