Good grief, Kings: Andreoff placed on IR, too


Look, losing Andy Andreoff isn’t going to “break” the Los Angeles Kings, but maybe it feels like that last straw.

The Kings placed Andreoff on IR on Thursday, continuing a trend that’s gotten downright ridiculous. Let’s ponder the players this ailing team is missing and how long they may be out, with some help from Rotoworld’s listings:

Andreoff, IR, day-to-day
Tom Gilbert, suspended for three games, available Nov. 10
Brayden McNabb, IR, week-to-week
Jeff Zatkoff, IR, day-to-day
Jonathan Quick, IR, indefinite absence
Marian Gaborik, IR, expected back sometime in November, maybe

Yeah … that’s pretty absurd.

In Andreoff’s case, the 25-year-old is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Again, Andreoff’s the sort of depth guy who’d likely be pretty happy if he hits 10 minutes of ice time in a particular game, but the cupboard’s getting awfully bare in Los Angeles.

Can that shorthanded group finally score a goal? We’ll see against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight.