The Kings trimmed their training camp roster to 49 from 57 on Monday, returning eight players to their junior-level teams. They are: RW Justin Auger (to Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League), C Mathew Campagna (Sudbury of the OHL), G Patrik Bartosak (Red Deer of the Western Hockey League), D Nick Ebert (Windsor of the OHL), LW Dominik Kubalik (Sudbury of the OHL), D Zachary Leslie (Guelph of the OHL), D Kurtis MacDermid (Owen Sound of the OHL) and D Marcus McIvor (Brampton of the OHL).
Having played last season for Brent Sutter at junior-level Red Deer (Alberta) of the Western Hockey League, Patrik Bartosak knows how to decipher Sutter speak. When Kings coach Darryl Sutter issued commands at the first day of training camp Thursday, Bartosak knew exactly what he was saying. Over the years, others have been hesitant to go first during a drill for fear of misunderstanding the low Sutter growl.