The LA Kings have recalled forward Nikolai Prokhorkin from Ontario (AHL), Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Defenseman Tobias Bjornfot and forward Carl Grundstrom have been assigned to the Reign.
The 26-year-old Prokhorkin (born Sept. 17, 1993) is a 6-3, 190-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia who has appeared in four games this season with Ontario, posting two points (0-2=2) and two penalty minutes.
Drafted by the Kings in the fourth-round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and signed in the offseason, the skilled forward played in 41 games last season with SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) where he recorded 41 points (20-21=41), a plus-27 rating and 10 penalty minutes.
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Bjornfot made his NHL debut earlier this season and became the fifth youngest player in franchise history to appear in a game for the Kings and was just one of five players drafted this season (selected 22nd overall by the Kings) to make their team out of camp. He went scoreless in three games.
Grundstrom has appeared in one game so far this year, recording an assist (0-1=1).
The Kings finish their five game homestand tomorrow night against the Calgary Flames on Hockey Night in LA.
The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports GO App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.