Garon’s starts have come against Dallas, Minnesota and Detroit, three teams that entered Monday with a combined record of 12-5-1 this season, while LaBarbera has beaten Phoenix, Edmonton and Columbus – all at home – teams with a combined record of 5-12-1, in an odd bit of reverse symmetry. “I would definitely say Mathieu has had the tougher of the schedules so far,” Murray said. “We think that both have played pretty well. Mathieu definitely had some challenges in Dallas (in the season opener).” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This week should provide some answers. If form holds, Garon will get games against Colorado and Calgary (on Sunday) while LaBarbera will get his chance against Dallas on Thursday. Injury report: Luc Robitaille, who missed Sunday’s game with a sore groin, did not skate Monday and is questionable, at best, for Wednesday’s game. But there’s also Thursday’s game, and Murray said Robitaille would not make the trip unless it was certain he could play one of the games. “He’s a quick healer, so we’ll see if he can skate (today),” Murray said. The news was better for Jeff Cowan (groin), who didn’t skate Monday but remains on track to return for Sunday’s game, barring any setbacks this week. “He feels considerably better,” Murray said of Cowan, who has missed the last four games. Given no reason to scrap his alternating-goaltender system, Kings coach Andy Murray will go back to Mathieu Garon on Wednesday, and Murray hopes it’s a while still before he has to make a choice. The raw numbers make it seem as though they’re a disparity. Each goalie has played three games; Garon has a 1-2 record and has allowed nine goals and has a .878 save percentage. while Jason LaBarbera is 3-0 has allowed four goals to go with a .945 save percentage. But it’s not that simple. There remains no firm timetable on Valeri Bure (back), who has been out since Sept. 29. Little big man: Michael Cammalleri, who was a healthy scratch for two of the Kings’ first three games, has returned strong, with one goal and three assists in his last four games. Cammalleri no longer is in danger of being pulled from the lineup, but scoring isn’t the only thing the Kings want from Cammalleri, who had 46 goals in 79 games last season in the American Hockey League. Murray said Cammalleri needs to be strong on the puck and relying more on aggressiveness than finesse. It seems the message might be getting through. “We’ve told Mike how he has to play,” Murray said of the 5-foot-9 Cammalleri. “I look at the good small players in this league, and they all have a physical edge to them. “Doug Gilmour was a small man but he played big. If you’re going to be a small player in this league, you can’t play small, and Mike has played big in the last four games.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!