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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings have recalled defenseman Jon Klemm from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and assigned forward John Zeiler to the Monarchs, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi today announced.

Klemm, 37, has one assist and 24 penalty minutes in 21 games with the Monarchs while serving as the team?s captain this season. The 6-2, 205-pound native of Cranbrook, British Columbia, has also appeared in five games with the Kings this season, registering zero points and two penalty minutes. A veteran of 14 NHL seasons who signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on August 20, 2007, Klemm has recorded 142 points (42-100=142) and 428 penalty minutes in 756 career NHL games with the Kings, Dallas, Chicago and Colorado/Quebec.

Zeiler, 25, has one assist and 23 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Kings this season. The 6-0, 193-pound native of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, has played in 57 career NHL games ? all with the Kings ? and has four points (1-3=4) and 45 penalty minutes. Zeiler signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on February 17, 2007.

The Kings next play in Colorado on Saturday (December 29) at 12 Noon PST. The game will be broadcast on FSN West, KTLK AM 1150 and on the Kings Radio Network.

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