Sports columnist for the LA Times. 2005 Elmer Ferguson Hockey Hall of Fame honoree.

Europe loses Gaborik ahead of final | The Telegraph — The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Los Angeles Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.

Canada takes on Europe in World Cup of Hockey final — The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks. The immediate impact is that the Slovakian forward will miss the best-of-three World Cup...

Marian Gaborik could miss eight weeks after World Cup injury, Kings GM says — Kings forward Marian Gaborik sustained a leg or foot injury Sunday during Team Europe's semifinal victory over Sweden in the World Cup of Hockey, and was being examined Monday in Toronto to determine the extent of his injuries. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said via email that Gaborik will...

Team Europe believes it can surprise Canada in World Cup of Hockey championship series — A team that has no history to draw on and no future to build for, a team that was expected to be cannon fodder for the big boys under the contrived format of the World Cup of Hockey and was mocked with the newspaper headline "Euro trash?"

Canada gets a scare from Russia before advancing to World Cup of Hockey final — For a few moments Saturday night, Canada's hockey fans - which is most of its population - held their collective breath and organizers of the World Cup of Hockey began to envision empty seats at Air Canada Centre for a final that wouldn't feature the home country.That scary scenario became stunningly possible in the second period of Canada's semifinal game against Russia.

Penguins will feel pain of Matt Murray's injury at World Cup of Hockey — In an announcement sure to ignite debate over the risks that NHL teams face when their players participate in international tournaments, the Pittsburgh Penguins said Saturday that goaltender Matt Murray - who was essential to their Stanley Cup championship run last spring - will be out three to six weeks because of a broken hand.

Canada-Russia semifinal has World Cup players eager to go — Greetings from Toronto, where most of the downtown area seems to be under construction and every corner seems to have a road detour sign. Team Canada was the first World Cup of Hockey semifinalist to practice at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday morning in advance of its match against Russia in...

World Cup notebook for the web — Reaching the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey has many benefits for the NHL players who are representing their homelands (or the collective Team Europe) in the tournament's final stages. They're testing themselves daily, vying for a major championship in a hockey-mad city, and - perhaps best...

Canada-Russia semifinal in World Cup of Hockey is a marquee event — The inaugural World Cup of Hockey has produced one semifinal matchup of traditional superpowers - Canada vs. Russia on Saturday - and another on Sunday pitting Sweden against Team Europe, which didn't exist until a few weeks ago and appeared destined for a short lifespan after two ugly exhibition losses.

Helene Elliott: Darryl Sutter knows there's work to be done to get Kings back to elite level | Fresno Bee — When the Kings' season ends coach Darryl Sutter invariably returns to his family farm in Viking, Canada, where he immerses himself in the work that sustains the 3,000-acre operation. The team's quick playoff elimination allowed him to go home early this year, but he didn't stay put for long.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @curtiszupke: For those still up and recovered from the debate: Kings 4, Arizona 3. Lessio, Toffoli, Pearson and Sutter with the goals.

Sep 26, 2016

RT @LAKingsPR: Kings have announced player transactions, dropping Training Camp roster to 57 players.

Sep 26, 2016

Per Kings GM Dean Lombardi, Gaborik will be out eight weeks because of foot injury incurred at the World Cup.

Sep 26, 2016

Kings' Marian Gaborik is injured at World Cup of Hockey, undergoes tests in Toronto 

Sep 26, 2016

@TeamEUR_WCH GM Miro Satan also said he will be in touch with the Kings regarding Gaborik injury.

Sep 26, 2016

Team Europe GM Miro Satan said Gaborik took a puck to the foot during Sunday's game and is being checked by doctors. Word expected later.

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