Kings Rumors: 2 Forwards May Not Return Next Season

The Los Angeles Kings are facing significant decisions regarding the futures of two forwards, Viktor Arvidsson and Trevor Lewis.

Both players, pending unrestricted free agents, may not return to the team next season as management considers roster changes following their postseason disappointments, particularly against the Edmonton Oilers.

Arvidsson, known for his speed and offensive prowess, has been a linchpin in the Kings' forward corps, but his contract uncertainty and frequent injuries could lead the team to explore alternative options to fortify their offensive depth.

This past season, the 31-year-old has recorded six goals and nine assists for 15 total points across just 18 games played, due to injuries. Over his three seasons with the Kings, Arvidsson has amassed a solid 52 goals and 71 assists for 123 total points across 161 games played.

Arvidsson has played 80+ games just once over his 10-year NHL career.

Similarly, Lewis, valued for his defensive reliability and playoff experience, faces an uncertain future with the franchise as the Kings weigh the balance between retaining familiarity and seeking out new acquisitions to address deficiencies that have hindered their postseason success.

The 37-year-old just finished his 16th NHL season, recording eight goals and eight assists for 16 total points.

The Salt Lake City, Utah native has spent 13 of his 16 NHL seasons with the Kings, putting up 78 goals and 101 assists for 179 total points across 756 games played with Los Angeles.

Maybe a return to his hometown Salt Lake City could be in the works this offseason? Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports