If all goes as expected, and that’s a big if when it comes to coach Darryl Sutter’s lineups, then the Kings will have a different look for Wednesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Left wing Daniel Carcillo skated with center Mike Richards and right wing Jeff Carter on the Kings’ second line Tuesday in practice and during Wednesday’s morning skate. Left wing Dwight King appeared to be out of the lineup, as did defenseman Jake Muzzin. Carcillo was scratched for each of the Kings’ first three games.
For the Senators, team captain Jason Spezza was ruled out of the lineup because of a groin injury. Spezza said he wanted to play against the Kings, but the coaching staff and the club’s medical staff overruled him. “We don’t want this groin injury to become a problem,” Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said. The Senators play the Kings on Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and the Ducks on Sunday before facing the Phoenix Coyotes in the last of six straight road games to start the season.