Rumblings of a huge return for the Kings in Game 4.
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Rumblings of a huge return for the Kings in Game 4.

Signs are pointing to a massive return for the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of their first round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers.

Jonathan Larivee

The Los Angeles Kings have already taken a 2-1 lead over the Edmonton Oilers in their opening round Stanley Cup playoff series, and now to make matters even worse for the Oilers it sounds like reinforcements may be on the way for the Kings.

Although there has been no official announcement regarding his status at this time, signs are pointing to the fact that Kings forward Kevin Fiala may be set to make his return from a lower body injury that has kept him out of the series thus far.

Fiala was on the ice for the Kings' morning skate on Sunday and was in a red no-contact jersey, but indications are he will skate in warmups before tonight's Game 4. That likely means that Fiala is a gametime decision, but either way this is a sign that he is extremely close to a return to the lineup.

Fiala was an effective offensive player for the Kings during the regular season, appearing in 69 games and recording 23 goals while adding 49 assists for a total of 72 points over that stretch of play. His return would be a big boost to the Kings offense, and would come at a time when the Oilers desperately need a win to even up the series again.