RUSSIAN PRE-OLYMPIC ROSTER ANNOUNCED
Frolov, selected by the Kings in the first-round (20th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, last skated with the Russian Ice Hockey Team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey (4 GP, 0-2=2). The 23-year-old native of Moscow also skated with the Russians at the 2003 World Championships (7 GP, 3-2=5; co-led team in points). The 6-2, 210-pound Frolov led the Kings in goals with 24 and finished second on the team in overall scoring with 48 points (24-24=48) during the 2003-04 season. He has two points (1-1=2) in four games with the Kings this season.
Bure, signed by the Kings as a free agent on August 12, 2005, last skated with the Russians at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games (Bronze Medal; 6 GP, 1-0=1). The 31-year-old native of Moscow also skated for his native Russia at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games (Silver Medal; 1-0=1). The 5-11, 180-pound Bure's International resume also includes appearances at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (1 GP, 0-0=0) and the 1994 World Championships (6 GP, 3-0=3). Bure, currently on the Kings injured reserve list with a back injury, collected 22 goals and 52 points (22-30=52) while appearing in 68 games with the Florida Panthers (55 GP, 20-25=45) and the Dallas Stars (13 GP, 2-5=7) during the 2003-04 season.
Grebeshkov, selected by the Kings in the first-round (18th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, last represented his home country at the 2003 World Junior Championships (Gold Medal; 6 GP, 0-2=2; led the tournament with a plus-11 rating). The 22-year-old native of Yaroslavl also skated with the Russians at the 2002 World Junior Championships (Gold Medal; 7 GP, 1-2=3) and at the 2001 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 2-1=3). The 6-1, 195-pound Grebeshkov has yet to appear in a Kings game this season. He led the AHL with 44 assists and tied for fourth among league blueliners with 49 overall points (5-44=49) while skating with the Monarchs during the 2004-05 season.
The 2006 Olympic Winter Games are scheduled for February 10-26 in Torino, Italy.
The Kings (3-1-0) continue their five-game homestand at the STAPLES Center versus the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. The contest will air on FSN West, on ESPN Radio 710 (joined in progress following post-season baseball coverage) and along the Kings Radio Network.