Tag: Jamie McBain

Columbus Blue Jackets v Los Angeles Kings

Video: Toffoli buries sweet feed to get L.A. on the board

Beware of Tyler Toffoli.

He somehow managed to remain unnoticed to the side of the San Jose Sharks net for a brief time, then suddenly received a pass from Jamie McBain, who somehow got the puck through the middle of the ice and past three San Jose players in the area. Toffoli made no mistake, burying the feed to get the Kings on the score board.

Regehr placed on injured reserve, out 2-3 weeks

Robyn Regehr

Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr has been placed on injured reserve after suffering what’s believed to be a hand injury last night versus St. Louis.

Regehr will miss 2-3 weeks, according to Lisa Dillman of the L.A. Times.

Jeff Schultz has been called up from AHL Manchester. Either Schultz or Jamie McBain, a healthy scratch against the Blues, will step into the lineup tomorrow versus the Coyotes.

Regehr has played 30 games this season, logging an average of 19:03 per contest.

We mentioned the Kings’ blue line yesterday on PHT Extra. Give it a watch:

Video: Martinez injured following a shot block (Updated)

Alec Martinez

L.A. Kings defenseman Alec Martinez left Thursday night’s 2-0 loss with 9:29 remaining in the second period after taking a Jordie Benn point shot to the midsection and did not return.

Here’s a look at the play:

“Left the game in the second period and did not return. Once the doctor gives us some more information, that’s about all I can tell you,” coach Darryl Sutter said post-game.

According to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register, Martinez left the Staples Center post-game with his hand wrapped up.

L.A. Times reporter Lisa Dillman, reported that via text Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi indicated Martinez’s injury was not serious.

With the Kings’ down to five defensemen for essentially half the game, Drew Doughty finished the night with a game-high 31:39 in time on ice.

Sutter admitted he’s over-working the blue liner.

“He has been playing a lot of minutes. Do we like that? No. But that’s where we’re at,” he said. “You know what? I look at that all the time, too. It’s too many minutes. He’s going to tell you he’s fine with it, but over the long haul, that’s too many.”

The Kings have Friday off before hosting the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday afternoon.

According to CapGeek, since the Jamie McBain recall, the Kings have under $15,000 in cap space.

If Martinez is unable to go, the Kings will likely have to dress five defenseman again (like they did last weekend against the Canucks) due to salary cap limitations. The other option would be to move a player to Long Term Injured Reserve, which would force the player to miss 10 games and 24 days.

Defenseman Robyn Regehr skated on Thursday, but isn’t expected to be ready for Saturday’s game.

Martinez, who has two goals and seven points while averaging over 20 minutes in ice time in 16 games, is one of only four Kings’ defensemen to appear in every game this season.

Report: McBain signs in KHL


According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, defenseman Jamie McBain has signed with Omsk in the KHL.

McBain, who was a restricted free agent following the 2013-14 season, was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Buffalo Sabres, which made him an unrestricted free agent.

Originally a second round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes (63rd overall in 2006), McBain, 26, has appeared in 275 NHL games with the Hurricanes and Sabres where he’s scored 25 goals and 92 points.

The Edina, MN native was released from his camp tryout by the Arizona Coyotes Sept. 27.

McBain is no stranger to playing overseas, he spent seven games with the Pelicans of the Finnish Elite League during the 2012-13 NHL lockout.

Notable RFAs not given qualifying offers

Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils

Andrei Loktionov had shoulder surgery after suffering an injury at the IIHF World Championships and then found out toward the end of June that he’ll be an unrestricted free agent.

The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t give the 24-year-old center a qualifying offer, which is a development the club announced Monday, and that means Loktionov will hit the open market.

There were other notable restricted free agents that also didn’t get qualifying offers.

Cory Conacher and Jamie McBain of the Buffalo Sabres; Ryan White of the Montreal Canadiens; Keaton Ellerby, James Wright and Matt Halischuk of the Winnipeg Jets; Michael Del Zotto of the Nashville Predators; Jordan Schroeder and Zac Dalpe of the Vancouver Canucks; Mathieu Perreault of the Anaheim Ducks, although it’s a little more complicated then that; T.J. Galiardi and Paul Byron of the Calgary Flames;