Kings recover Cup-clinching puck

Updated: June 29, 2012, 10:11 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings will get their Game 6 winning puck back after all.

As first reported by LAKingsInsider.com, the Kings got a call from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday informing them that the puck, which had been missing since the end of Game 6 on June 11, would be returned. Apparently, Devils left winger Patrik Elias, who was the last to be seen with the puck after flipping it into his glove after the game, returned from his vacation, checked his equipment bag and found the puck.

Earlier this week, Elias said he didn't have the puck but would check again. Apparently, all he needed to do was look harder.

The puck has been verified, according to the teams, and the Kings will voluntarily make a donation to Elias' favorite charity.

Arash Markazi

ESPNLosAngeles.com