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Los Angeles Kings Update: Mike Richards, Matt Greene and Marian Gaborik

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:06 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Here is the latest update on Mike Richards, Matt Greene’s and Marian Gaborik’s contracts with the Los Angeles Kings.

Mike Richards:

The LA Times reported that Richards contract will not be bought out. Each team is allowed two buyouts before the start of the 2014-15 season.

Via the LA Times:

“But Lombardi’s loyalty to his players runs deep and he heard what he needed to hear from Richards in meetings this week. Richards greatly underperformed in the second half of the regular season and was dropped to the fourth line.”

““The biggest thing in the meeting with Michael – the important thing – is that he realized he’s going to have to make some adjustments in his offseason training,” Lombardi said on Friday in an interview with The Times.”

Richards has six years remaining on his 12-year, 69-million dollar contract extension he signed with the Flyers in December 2007.

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Matt Greene:

As reported first by LAKingsinsider.com:

“Matt Greene have agreed upon a four-year contract extension. At this point, the new contract has not been signed, but the team is optimistic that it will be signed sooner rather than later. Greene’s five-year, 14.75-million dollar contract that was signed in October, 2008 is set to expire on July 1.”

Greene is a veteran and alternate captain for the Kings. He won both of his Stanley Cup’s with the Kings. Jarret Stoll and Greene were traded to Los Angeles in 2008 by the Edmonton Oilers for the Kings defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.

Marian Gaborik:

Both sides are making progress but there is nothing official yet.

Gaborik was acquired during the trade deadline in early 2014 and has been a key puzzly piece to the Kings 2014 championship.

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