What to watch as the Kings began training camp Thursday:
First, the Kings were held together with yards of gauze and ace bandages, but still managed to reach the Western Conference finals last spring, a remarkable feat given the number of players who were hurting. Dustin Brown didn’t need knee surgery and said Wednesday he’s ready to go. Willie Mitchell returns to the ice after sitting out all of the lockout-shortened 2013 season after knee surgery. Justin Williams didn’t need surgery on his shoulder. Anze Kopitar said there was nothing wrong with his game that a few goals or assists wouldn’t have cured, but reporters still wondered if he wasn’t banged up last spring. Robyn Regehr had postseason arm surgery. So, it should be interesting to see how the Kings fare now that they’re back to full strength as camp begins Thursday.