The LA Kings have activated forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the injured reserve list and have placed defenseman Dion Phaneuf on the injured reserve list, retroactive to December 11, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
Kovalchuk, who is in his first season with the Kings, has missed the last 10 games due to injury. He underwent an Ankle Bursectomy on December 2. In 25 games this season, he has 14 points (5-9=14) and six penalty minutes.
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Phaneuf suffered an upper-body injury during the Kings-Sabres game at Buffalo on December 11. He has missed the club's last three games. In 32 games this season, he has one point (an assist) and 23 penalty minutes. Earlier this season he played in his 1,000th career regular season game, an NHL milestone.
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The Kings begin a two-game road trip today in San Jose as they face off against the Sharks at 1 pm, which will be broadcast on NBCSN and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.
The road trip concludes tomorrow in Las Vegas as the Kings face the Golden Knights at 5 pm. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.