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.
It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.
— Boston forward Jarome Iginla on his return to Calgary, where he played for 16 seasons