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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have assigned right wing Konstantin Pushkarev to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Pushkarev, 21, has played in eight games with the Kings this season and has three points (1-2=3) and four penalty minutes. Pushkarev, who scored his first NHL goal on January 8 against Edmonton at STAPLES Center, was recalled by the Kings on January 4 from Manchester, where he had 15 points (4-11=15) and 23 penalty minutes in 29 games with the Monarchs this season.

A 6-0, 180-pound native of Ust Kamenogorst, Kazakhstan, Pushkarev was originally selected by the Kings in the second-round (44th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made his Kings/NHL debut last season, recording one point (0-1=1) and zero penalty minutes in one game.

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