KINGS RECALL KONSTANTIN PUSHKAREV FROM AHL MANCHESTER
/ Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled right wing Konstantin Pushkarev from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions, Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.
Pushkarev, 21, has 32 points (18-14=32) – including a team-leading 18 goals – and 95 penalty minutes in 70 games with the Monarchs this season. The 6-0, 180-pound native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan – who will wear jersey No. 9 – has not appeared in an NHL game. The Kings selected Pushkarev in the second-round (44th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Kings (38-28-5, 81 points) open a three-game road trip at Vancouver tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. The contest will air on OLN, on 1540 AM The Ticket and along the Kings Radio Network.