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Scrivens wins Kings backup job; Garon released from PTO

Sep 29, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

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Bet you weren’t totally aware, but there was a competition for the Kings backup goalie job.

As it turns out, Ben Scrivens, acquired from Toronto this summer, gets the honor of giving Jonathan Quick the occasional night off.

Scrivens beat out veteran netminder, and former King in his own right, Mathieu Garon for the job. The Kings released Garon from his professional tryout agreement this afternoon.

In Toronto, Scrivens backed up James Reimer and did an admirable job of that. He and Matt Frattin were obtained from the Leafs in exchange for former Quick backup Jonathan Bernier.

Related: New backup Scrivens will have to ‘earn every minute’ in L.A.

  1. qauzaq - Sep 29, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    I’m happy Scrivens got the job. He’ll be a solid backup. GKG

    • abouv1 - Sep 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      Met scrivens once in a bar, very nice guy, and a solid backup, definitely deserves it.

      • blomfeld - Sep 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM

        That’s an interesting sidebar friend …

        as nothing speaks more than meeting them in the flesh eh ? … anyway, I’m glad that Scrivens has secured his ‘rightful’ place on our team as we prepare to begin a ‘glorious’ new campaign this week … and I’m also glad that we set Bernier free to pursue his own personal dreams and unfulfilled potential … unlike the Canucks who like to cage ‘proven’ talent like animals and then ‘disrespect’ them when it’s finally time to say good-bye (ie: Schneider for a ‘Horvat’ who’s just been demoted?), we Kings instead prefer to part ways with our excellent players who must go in the spirit of unwavering ‘respect & class’ … guess that partially explains why they call us the ‘Kings’ eh ? :)

  2. jimw81 - Sep 30, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    another goalie flyers can look at after everything falls apart after 10 games.

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