The title of this is misleading but saw this on Sportsnet: I didn't see anything there that says the Kings are considering it, I read Kypreos stating it - two different things. I'm sure the Kings have considered it - they would dumb not to - but I have yet to read anything from legitimate sources around the team that this is a realistic option. I'd expect that new from Teh Blog or something, not meathead Kypreos across the continent in Canada. He currently has 2 years/$14 million ($12 million cash) left on his deal. A buyout would be brutal for LA, especially in the second year - it would be roughly $2.92 million/$5.42 million (more than his actual cap hit of $5.25 million now in 2020-21)/$1.42 million/$1.42 million. Tough spot to be in either way, whether he stays or goes. It's really too bad he fell off a cliff this season, it was a miracle Blake was able to unload Gaborik and his contract, and for the remainder of the season after he arrived he looked like a solid 4D with leadership abilities and perhaps he would be able to finish out his contract and retire. I wasn't expecting him to look like an AHL defender at all this season so I was pretty surprised to see how bad he had become and yet another big dollar albatross on the Kings.