Kings looking a little thin at the forward spots during Tuesday’s practice

Jeff Carter, who is on injured reserve because of a foot injury and Jarret Stoll (upper-body injury) didn’t skate with their Kings teammates Tuesday, and there was no telling when they might be back on the ice. Justin Williams joined them on the sidelines when he couldn’t keep up with the pace of practice, according to Kings coach Darryl Sutter. The Kings had a conditioning-based workout Sunday, took a day off Monday and then went back to X’s and O’s on Tuesday.

Said Sutter: “Old guys, right? You learn the pace. There’s a pace they have to play at, a pace they have to practice at.”

Reporter: “Was it punitive?”

Sutter: “What’s punitive?”

Reporters: “Punishment.”

Sutter: “I thought you asked if he was puking.”

Pause for laughter.

Sutter: “You don’t kick guys off the ice because they’re not working. You keep them out there to work.”


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