Another day, another move by Kings general manager Dean Lombardi to secure the franchise’s future. Lombardi re-signed minor-league forward Brandon Kozun to a one-season contract Wednesday, one day after coming to terms with defenseman Slava Voynov on a six-year extension worth $25 million. Kozun and Voynov are each 23.
Hockey players are never ones to reveal injuries. So we ask after the final game of the season. Dustin Brown said he had a torn PCL in his left knee, which won’t require surgery but which did affect his mobility. Justin Williams was playing with a partially separated shoulder. Had Anze Kopitar been around, the same would’ve been asked of him but didn’t see him postgame. Definitely looked like something was wrong for Kopitar. Then there were all those injuries and concussions we did know about. But again, at this time of the year, most players are battling through something. The Kings seemed to have more of their fare share of things.