By Rich Hammond on July 16, 2008 1:21 PM
The Kings have signed restricted free agents Erik Ersberg, Gabe Gauthier, Matt Moulson and Joe Piskula to contracts for next season. I'll try to get the terms and money for these deals, particularly Ersberg, since he was headed for arbitration. I'd have to guess Ersberg agreed to a two-year contract, but that's just a guess.
No announcement of a Terry Murray hiring yet.
KINGS ANNOUNCE HOME OPENER
Jul 16, 2008, 4:10 PM EDT LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will open their 2008-09 regular season home schedule at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Oct. 12, against the San Jose Sharks at 6 p.m., the Kings and the NHL announced Wednesday.
In addition to the Kings-Sharks home game on Oct. 12, the Kings/NHL today announced each club’s 2008-09 “at large” games against non-conference opponents: The Kings will play a “home-and-home series” as follows: The Kings host Washington on Nov. 20 and visit Washington on Feb. 5; the Kings host New Jersey on Jan. 10 and visit New Jersey on Feb. 7; and the Kings host Philadelphia on Jan. 3 and visit Philadelphia on Feb. 25.
The complete 2008-09 Kings/NHL schedule is to be released tomorrow, Thursday. The club’s first on-ice training camp session date is Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.