LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have assigned defenseman Denis Grebeshkov to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL), Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.
Grebeshkov, 22, has played in eight games with the Kings this season, recording two points (both assists) and 12 penalty minutes, and was recently selected to represent Planet USA at the AHL All-Star Game on February 1. He was most recently recalled by the Kings on December 26, and at the time of the recall, he was leading all Monarchs defensemen with 16 points (0-16=16) this season, while also accumulating 41 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in 28 games with the Monarchs.
A 6-1, 195-pound native of Yaroslavl, Russia, Grebeshkov was originally selected by the Kings in the first-round (18th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. In 12 career NHL games, all with the Kings, he has three points (all assists) and 12 penalty minutes.