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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled right wing Konstantin Pushkarev and defenseman Richard Petiot 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 one point (0-1=1) and zero penalty minutes in one game with the Kings this season. The 6-0, 180-pound native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, collected an assist in his Kings/NHL debut at Vancouver on March 27. In addition, the first-year pro has a team-leading 18 goals and 32 points (18-14=32) in 71 games with the Monarchs this season. The Kings selected Pushkarev in the second-round (44th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Petiot, 23, has zero points and two penalty minutes in two games with the Kings this season. The 6-3, 200-pound native of Daysland, Alberta, made his Kings/NHL debut versus Tampa Bay on January 17. Selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (116th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Petiot has 13 points (4-9=13) and 52 penalty minutes in 60 games with the Monarchs this season, and he shares the team lead with a plus-14 rating.

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