Remaining on the current roster are 17 forwards, nine defense (including the injured Matt Greene) and three goalies, all vying to make the opening night roster for next week. Four forwards, one defenseman and a goalie should expect to be cut in the next week, leading up to the end of the preseason, so the audition is on for the few remaining jobs.
|Anze Kopitar||Drew Doughty||Jonathan Quick|
|Dustin Brown||Jack Johnson||Erik Ersberg|
|Ryan Smyth||Willie Mitchell||Jonathan Bernier|
|Alex Ponikarovsky||Rob Scuderi|
|Jarret Stoll||Matt Greene|
|Michal Handzus||Davis Drewiske|
|Wayne Simmonds||Peter Harrold|
|Justin Williams||Vyacheslav Voynov|
|Brad Richardson||Thomas Hickey|
|Scott Parse||Jake Muzzin|
|Marc-Andre Cliche||Colten Teubert|
Okay, so the math gets a little sticky with all the names on the list and we're only taking away four of the five players in red for the moment. This leaves us with the 29 players that are understood to be on the active camp roster and these players and one buyout come in at an annual cap projection of $62.5 million. That puts the Kings about $3.1 million over the salary cap ceiling, which should be easily taken down by the demotions of five players to the minors. It will be close though.