LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi today announced the following transactions: forward Gabe Gauthier and goaltender Jonathan Quick
(under emergency conditions) have been recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League; forward Matt Moulson has been assigned to Manchester; and forward Alexander Frolov has been placed on the injured reserve list (retroactive to November 21).
Gauthier, 23, has played in 21 games with the Monarchs this season and is tied for the team-lead in goals with eight and is second in team scoring with 27 points. The 5-9, 205-pound native of Torrance, California, has played in five NHL games – all with the Kings – and has zero points and two penalty minutes. He was signed by the Kings as a free agent on July 7, 2006, and wears No. 52.
Quick, 21, has played in three games with the Monarchs this season and has a 1-2-0 record, a 2.67 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage. He has also this season played in 13 games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL and recorded a 7-5-1 record, one shutout, a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage. The 6-0, 180-pound native of Milford, Connecticut, has not played in the NHL. He was selected by the Kings in the third-round (72nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and wears No. 32.
Moulson, 24, has played in 12 games with the Kings this season and has four points – including three goals – and two penalty minutes. He has also this season played in eight games with the Monarchs and has recorded nine points (5-4=9) and five penalty minutes. The 6-1, 210-pound native of North York, Ontario, signed with the Kings as a free agent on September 1, 2006.
Frolov, 25, has missed the last four Kings games due to a groin injury. He has played in 21 games with the Kings this season and leads the Kings in assists with 16 and is tied for second in points with 20. The 6-2, 210-pound native of Moscow, Russia, was selected by the Kings in the first-round (20th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.