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Dustin Brown Activated from IR; Budaj Recalled, Amadio Sent to Ontario

LA Kings second-leading scorer in 2017-18 is set to make his season debut against the New York Rangers

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The LA Kings have activated forward Dustin Brown from injured reserve and recalled goaltender Peter Budaj from Ontario (AHL), Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Also, forward Michael Amadio was assigned to the Ontario Reign (AHL). Goaltender Jonathan Quick is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Brown, who has played the third most regular season games in Kings history, suffered a broken finger on September 29 during the Kings' final preseason game. He has missed each of the club's first 10 games this season.

Last year, Brown registered career-highs in assists (33) and points (61), and his 28 goals were tied for the second most he's ever scored in a season.

The veteran forward scored a career-high four goals, which tied a franchise record for goals in a game during the Kings 5-4 OT win over the Minnesota Wild on April 5.

Video: MIN@LAK: Brown tallies a career-high four goals

In this his 15th season, all with the Kings, Brown has recorded 567 points (260-307=567) and 654 penalty minutes in 1,045 games.

Since the 2005-06 season Brown has played in more than 80 games on average per season (not including the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season). He trails only Luc Robitaille (1,077 games played) and Dave Taylor (1,111) on the Kings' all-time regular season games played list.

Video: The road to 1,000 games for Dustin Brown

The 36-year-old Budaj (born Sept. 18, 1982) is a 6-1, 196-pound native of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia who has appeared in one game this season for Kings. He came in relief of Jack Campbell, playing in 30 minutes, stopping 10-of-11 shots on Oct. 13 at Ottawa.

To make room on the roster, Kings forward Michael Amadio has been assigned to Ontario (AHL). In nine games this season with the Kings, Amadio has one point (1-0=1) and two penalty minutes.

The Kings begin a season-high seven-game homestand today when the club hosts the New York Rangers.

Game time at STAPLES Center is set for 12:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.

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