Kings forward Dustin Penner told TFP, "I am ecstatic to be employed once again and eagerly await the start of the new season and a chance at defending our city's title for the fans."
However, the Kings will have to do without forward Anze Kopitar's services for the upcoming two-to-three weeks due to a knee injury he sustained while playing in Europe.
"Got tangled up in the corner and it felt funny," Kopitar first told Swedish sports journalist Linus Hugosson on Saturday. "Taking this seriously."
Kopitar spent the NHL lockout playing with Mora IK, where he posted nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points in 27 games.
In 82 games with the Kings last season, Kopitar recorded 25 goals and 51 assists for 76 points, helping the club win its first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
In other news, the Kings are expected to get a healthy netminder back, as Jonathan Quick is likely to get medically cleared after minor offseason back surgery. The goalie is hopeful to get going when the season kicks off.
"We anticipate him being healthy if there's a season," Kings GM Dean Lombardi told EPSN.