EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings will open their Stanley Cup title defense with 21 players from last season's championship team.
The Kings set their 23-man roster Tuesday in advance of Wednesday's season opener against San Jose.
Jeff Schultz cleared waivers after competing with McNabb for the final spot on defense.
Forward Adam Cracknell was Los Angeles' only significant offseason signee. He was claimed off waivers by Columbus on Tuesday.