LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled left wing Jeff Giuliano from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and have placed left wing Luc Robitaille on the injured reserve list (retroactive to October 29) with a fractured lower right leg, Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.
Giuliano, 26, has played in seven games with the Monarchs this season and has five points (3-2=5) and four penalty minutes while posting a plus-minus rating of plus-six. The 5-9, 205-pound Giuliano has not played in a regular season NHL game. He is a native of Nashua, New Hampshire, and was signed by the Kings as a free agent on August 12, 2005. He will wear No. 53 and will join the Kings today in Phoenix, where he is expected to make his Kings/NHL debut.
Robitaille, 39, missed last night's Kings-Dallas game due to the injury. In 11 games with the Kings this season, the 6-1, 215-pounder from Montreal has recorded seven points (4-3=7) and four penalty minutes while posting a plus-minus rating of plus-five to go along with one game-winning goal. In 1,377 career NHL games with the Kings, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, Robitaille has 1,377 points (657-720=1,377) and 1,129 penalty minutes.
The Pacific Division-leading Kings (9-4-0, 18 points after last night's 6-3 win in Dallas) conclude their two-game road trip tonight in Phoenix at 5:30 p.m. (PT). The game will be broadcast on FSN West, KSPN Radio 710 and along the Kings Radio Network. The Kings then play a home game this Saturday against Nashville at STAPLES Center at 1 p.m.