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Regehr says he’s ‘ready to go’ for Game 1

Jun 3, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

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Robyn Regehr hasn’t played a hockey game in a full month due to a knee injury. But he’s hoping to get back into the L.A. Kings lineup against the New York Rangers for the Stanley Cup Final, which gets underway Wednesday.

Regehr, out with a knee injury, was listed by head coach Darryl Sutter as “doubtful” for Game 7 of the Western Conference Final against Chicago, but did end up taking the warm-up. He only resumed skating late last month.

It appears once again, the decision will be up to Sutter to see if the 34-year-old Regehr makes it back into game action – a point the veteran rugged defenseman acknowledged.

“I think it’s going to be a coach’s decision. I think that I’ve been working hard at getting back to feeling like I can be ready to roll,” Regehr told reporters.

“At this point it’s whatever Darryl would like me to be. If he feels he would like me in the lineup I feel like I’m ready to go. If he wants to stay with the same lineup that was successful in game 7 against Chicago I totally understand that too.”

  1. lowenni - Jun 3, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Real classy way of handling his situation. I’m not a particularly big fan of Regehr’s, I think he’s a little slow for playoff hockey sometimes, but he really shows why he’s a leader and veteran with these quotes. I’m sure he’d love to win his first Cup while playing, but he doesn’t want to take away from the team’s success. Class.

  2. schusters3 - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Absolutely love Matt Green and what he has meant to Kings for 8 years, but if Regehr is healthy you gotta go with him. He picked up his game big time last third of the season…and is not quite as speed challenged as #2.

  3. ntvd7 - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    He’s a pro, pro

    And if he comes back, not good for NY

  4. blomfeld - Jun 4, 2014 at 12:52 AM


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