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January 23, 2017 | 3:17pm ET
Kings remain focused on adding top-six scorer

The Los Angeles Kings' struggles to find the back of the net have been another focal point this season, prompting management to search for another goal scorer.

A potential long-term injury to Tyler Toffoli, mixed with veteran winger Marian Gaborik's lackluster play this season, has increased concerns in Los Angeles.

Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been combing the market in search for a goal-scoring winger, preferably a left wing, to play alongside captain Anze Kopitar.

The Kings, as it has been well documented, have had discussions with the Colorado Avalanche over Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog, with the Avs' captain being a focal point.

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic has inquired about the availability of Kings defensemen Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez and Paul LaDue, and the belief is the Kings are more willing to part with Martinez, if it meant a top-six winger came to Los Angeles.

Lombardi is exploring other options, with the team being linked to forwards Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan of the Arizona Coyotes, and Thomas Vanek of the Detroit Red Wings.

The Kings' position in the rental market primarily depends on the health of No.1 goalie Jonathan Quick, who is expected to return to action in March, though there is a possibility the Kings shut him down for the rest of the regular-season.


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