LOS ANGELES –
The Los Angeles Kings have assigned goaltender Peter Budaj
to the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Budaj was recalled on Feb. 11 on an emergency basis.
The 33-year-old Budaj (born Sep. 18, 1982) is a 6-1, 192-pound native of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia who appeared in one game during his recall with the Kings, earning his first win since April 4, 2014 at OTT (w/MTL). Earlier this season he appeared in 38 games with Ontario. At the time of his recall, he led the league in goals-against average (1.58), save percentage (.935), wins (26), shutouts (8), minutes (2,284:25), and ranked fourth in saves (862).
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Selected in the second-round (63rd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by Colorado, Budaj has appeared in 297 career NHL games with Colorado, Montreal and Los Angeles, posting a record of 125-107-36 with a 2.76 goals against average, a .903 save percentage and 11 shutouts.
The Kings continue their seven-game road trip tomorrow against the St. Louis Blues beginning at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West and KABC Radio 790.