Mike Richards C WSH 1 week ago

Richards' trial in Manitoba will not begin until Feb. 25, the Canadian Press reports.

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Richards was set to be tried on ...

Mike Richards C WSH 3 weeks ago

Richards made his season debut Saturday in Washington's 4-1 loss to Buffalo. He fired one shot and laid five hits in the loss.

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He won five-of-11 face-offs and ...

Mike Richards C WSH 3 weeks ago

Richards took line rushes for Saturday's pre-game skate and is expected to play against the Sabres, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.

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Mike Richards C WSH 4 weeks ago

Head coach Barry Trotz said Richards will not play Thursday against the Canucks, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Mike Richards C WSH 7 months ago

Richards had his contract terminated by the Kings on Monday after he was allegedly stopped by police June 17 and questioned about illegal presciption drugs near a Canadian border crossing, according to a report from TMZ Sports.

Richards reportedly wasn't charged with a crime during the police stop, but was asked about the prescription painkiller Oxycodone. It's not clear from the report if Richards was even carrying the drug in question at the time, though the Kings evidently determined from the evidence that the incident represented a "material breach" of the forward's contract with the team. The Kings were thought to be pursuing a buyout of the remainder of Richards' 12-year, $69 million contract, so the timing of the report will likely lead the NHLPA to investigate the situation closely. Regardless of the outcome, Richards is officially an unrestricted free agent and will be free to sign with any team.

Mike Richards C WSH 7 months ago


While the team may not be required to pay the remainder of his contract if the termination holds up, the resulting outcome remains the same for Richards. He is now officially a free agent, and will be free to shop his services elsewhere.

Mike Richards C WSH 7 months ago

Richards has been placed on waivers, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.

It is assumed that once Richards clears waivers, he will be bought out by the Kings, which will be a big hit to their salary cap as he had a deal that lasted though the 2021-22 season. After the buy out, however, it is very likely a team still has interest in Richards given that he can still be a solid contributor and it will now be for a cheaper price. Richards scored five goals and recorded 11 assists in 53 games with Los Angeles over the 2014-15 season.

Mike Richards C WSH 10 months ago

Richards logged 11:41 of ice time Monday in his first game since being recalled from the AHL.

Richards figures to slot into a checking role with the Kings when he's in the lineup and doesn't figure to make much of an impact as a result.

Mike Richards C WSH 11 months ago

Richards was recalled from AHL Manchester on Sunday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Richards accumulated 14 points in 16 games with AHL Manchester, earning a recall with the Kings. He will provide depth among the forward ranks while Jarret Stoll sits with a suspected concussion. It's unclear how long his run with the team will last, but a strong performance could make the decision tougher.

Mike Richards C WSH 1 year ago

Richards cleared waivers on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In the absence of a trade, Richards -- who carries a salary cap hit of $5.75 million for the next five seasons -- thus appears on track to head to AHL Manchester to work on his game.