LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled defenseman Denis Grebeshkov from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.
Grebeshkov, 22, leads all Monarchs defensemen with 16 points (0-16=16) this season. The 6-1, 195-pound native of Yaroslavl, Russia, also has 41 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in 28 games with the Monarchs. Grebeshkov, who wears jersey No. 37, has one assist in four career NHL games – all with the Kings.
Originally selected by the Kings in the first-round (18th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Grebeshkov was on the Kings' 23-man player roster at the start of the 2005-06 season but did not appear in a game before being assigned to Manchester on October 9.