Gradually, the Kings' injury ward is becoming less crowded, a welcome development heading into a four-game trip that starts Tuesday in Montreal.
Right wing Trevor Lewis and defenseman Matt Greene will accompany the team on the road, and Greene, who has been out because of an undisclosed upper-body injury, could return first.
"Trevor is still a ways away and Greener could be available," Coach Darryl Sutter said Sunday.
Greene has not played since Nov. 2 and Lewis (lower-body injury) last played against New Jersey on Nov. 21.
In anticipation of Greene's return, defenseman Jeff Schultz was reassigned to Manchester (N.H) of the American Hockey League. Schultz was with the Kings as insurance.
Sutter shed some light into his thinking about coming back with rookie goalie Martin Jones on Saturday against the New York Islanders. Jones has won his first two starts.
"[Ben] Scrivens was a little dinged up and he just didn't feel right in warmup, so I told Marty to make sure he was ready," Sutter said. "And he was.
"It's still competition. It doesn't matter to me. You play well, you play. If you don't, you don't. It's not that hard to figure out."
Said Scrivens, who practiced Sunday: "Whoever plays, that's the coach's decision. So I'll leave it at that. The important thing is Jonesy played and he played extremely well. That should be a bigger story."
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