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Kings’ John Stevens Upset Vegas’ Erik Haula Got Away With Head-Butt

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Los Angeles Kings’ head coach John Stevens is upset that Vegas Golden Knights’ Erik Haula appeared to have gotten away with a head-butt on Kings’ center Anze Kopitar.

“We get a guy [Drew Doughty ] suspended for making a hockey play, and he [Haula] butt-ends one of the best players in the world in the face with the butt end of his stick,” Stevens said, according to TSN. “So, if I was confused before, I’m bewildered now. That’s an intent-to-injure play … you guys make the judgment, because it’s a bunch of BS, to be honest with you.”

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety could take another look at this play, but the refs sure missed one with this non-call.

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Kings Request Permission To Speak With Todd McLellan

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The Los Angeles Kings are embarking on a search for a new head coach and have already announced that they are moving on from interim head coach Willie Desjardins.

According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Kings have asked the Edmonton Oilers for permission to interview former head coach Todd McLellan.

McClellan appears to be the target of the Kings coaching search.

McLellan was fired back in November of this season.

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Kings Will Not Bring Back Willie Desjardins

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The Los Angeles Kings have informed interim head coach Williw Desjardins that he will not be brought back next season.

According to The Athletic’s Lisa Dillman, the Kings are currently working on a new coaching hire, although nothing is considered to be imminent.

“Today we thanked Willie Desjardins for his effort and dedication while serving as our interim head coach,” Kings general Rob Blake said in a statement.

“We wish Willie and his family nothing but the best going forward. The process for hiring our next head coach is underway and we look forward to conducting a thorough search for the right person to lead our team.”

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Kings Activate Jack Campbell

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The Los Angeles Kings have activated Jack Campbell from the injured reserve list after he suffered no setbacks during his conditioning stint.

In a corresponding move, the Kings have sent Carl Petersen to the minors, assigning him back to the Ontario Reign in the AHL.

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