The LA Kings have assigned forward Austin Wagner and defenseman Sean Walker to the Ontario Reign (AHL), Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The 21-year-old Wagner (born June 23, 1997) is a 6-1, 185-pound native of Calgary, Alberta who has appeared in 34 games during his rookie season with the Kings, collecting nine points (4-5=9) and eight penalty minutes.
He made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 vs. San Jose and scored his first career NHL goal on Nov. 21 vs. Colorado.
Video: COL@LAK: Wagner buries first career goal
Wagner returns to Ontario where he has collected three goals (3-0=3) and four penalty minutes in seven AHL games this season.
The 24-year-old Walker (born Nov. 13, 1994) is a 5-11, 196-pound native of Keswick, Ontario who has appeared in 19 games during his rookie season with the Kings. He tallied his first career NHL point (an assist) in his first career NHL game on Oct. 23 at Dallas, and his first career NHL goal at Colorado on December 31.
Video: LAK@COL: Walker pots first NHL goal on wraparound
He has three points (1-2=3) and two penalty minutes with the Kings this season. He returns to Ontario where he has collected 17 points (6-11=17) and 18 penalty minutes in 20 AHL games this season.
With the NHL All-Star Break and a bye week back-to-back, the Kings won't play again February 2 against the New York Islanders. That game against the Islanders will open a season-long six-game road trip for the team. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West and on the LA Kings Audio Network.