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.
He's a strong kid. He's a competitive kid, and certainly not afraid to go into the corners. He's got the skating ability to escape and help us execute in certain situations, but he's got that competitive nature that's a huge part of it too, especially against a team like this.
— Wild coach Mike Yeo on defenseman Matt Dumba, who used a hard slap shot to score his first career playoff goal in Game 1 win vs. Blues