LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Noah Clarke (under emergency conditions) from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and have assigned forward Shay Stephenson to Manchester, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Monday.
Clarke, 27, has 48 points (21-27=48), nine power play goals, 23 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating in 56 games with the Monarchs this season. The 5-9, 185-pound native of La Verne, California, has played in three games with the Kings this season and has zero points and zero penalty minutes. Originally selected by the Kings in the ninth-round (250th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Clarke has one point (0-1=1) and zero penalty minutes in 10 career NHL games – all with the Kings. He wears jersey No. 25 with the Kings.
Stephenson, 23, has played in two games for the Kings this season and has zero points and zero penalty minutes. He was recalled by the Kings on February 28 from Manchester, where he had 14 points (7-7=14), one power play goal, 51 penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating in 40 games this season with the Monarchs. The 6-4, 200-pound native of Outlook, Saskatchewan, was selected by Carolina in the seventh-round (198th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and was originally selected by Edmonton in the ninth-round (278th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He signed with the Kings as a free agent on August 17, 2005.
The Kings next play at Chicago on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. (PT) to begin a four-game road trip. The contest will air on FSN West, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.