From Rich Hammond of the L.A. Daily News:
There was a report that the Kings might sign defenseman Danny Markov out of Russia. A Kings source said the team talked to Markov but that Markov declined to take a physical in advance and Markov declined. So it seems that unless Markov has a change of heart, he won't be coming to the Kings.
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Markov would actually be a very good addition to the Kings' back-end. Maybe Markov will reconsider and help stabilize a defense that has lots of young talent.