The Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday loaned defenseman Derek Forbert and center Nick Shore to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.
Forbert was the Kings' first-round choice (No. 15) in the 2010 NHL Draft. He played 10 games with the Monarchs last season after turning pro following three seasons at the University of North Dakota and was credited with one assist. Shore was a third-round pick (No. 82) in 2011 and is entering his first pro season after three years at the University of Denver.
Los Angeles has 29 players remaining on its training camp roster as it prepares for its final preseason games. The Kings play the New York Rangers on Friday and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Both games are at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website