Reports had surfaced this past weekend that Sutter had worked out a multi-year deal to lead the Kings but immigration issues apparently delayed getting him on board.
The Kings are in fourth place in the Pacific Division with 34 points and last in the league in scoring with a 2.12 goal-per-game average
Sutter, 53, has taken a team to the playoffs in 10 of the 11 seasons he has been an NHL coach. The former NHL forward has a 409-320-131 record with Chicago, San Jose and Calgary. His 2004 Calgary team reached the Stanley Cup finals.
He resigned as the Flames' general manager a year ago.