NEW YORK (CP) -- Left-winger Dimitri Khristich of the Los Angeles Kings
will take the place of injured teammate Rob Blake at the all-star game Saturday,
the NHL announced Tuesday.
Blake has missed seven games since breaking
a hand Dec. 26. Khristich, 27, will be playing in his first all-star game. The
Ukrainian led the Kings in scoring last season with 64 points and is the team's
scoring leader again this season.