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LaDue, Luff Recalled as LA Kings Make Multiple Roster Moves

Forbort placed on LTIR and assigned to Ontario Reign for a conditioning assignment, Martinez placed on IR, Grundstrom assigned to AHL

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings have recalled defenseman Paul LaDue and forward Matt Luff from Ontario (AHL) according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

In addition, defenseman Derek Forbort has also been placed on the Long-Term Injured Reserve list and assigned to the Reign for a conditioning assignment.

To make room on the 23-man roster, defenseman Alec Martinez has been placed on Injured Reserve (retroactive to Nov. 25) and forward Carl Grundstrom has been assigned to Ontario.

LaDue has spent the beginning of the season with Ontario and has registered six points (1-5=6), a plus-5 rating and 16 penalty minutes in 18 games with the Reign. The Grand Forks, North Dakota native has appeared in 67 games with the Kings over three seasons and recorded 17 points (5-12=17) and 22 penalty minutes.

Video: STL@LAK: LaDue rips shot past Binnington for lead

Luff is earning his second recall of the season after being assigned to Ontario on Nov. 22. In 15 games with the Reign, he has tallied 10 points (3-7=10), a plus-4 rating and 16 penalty minutes. The 22-year-old has registered one point (0-1=1) in four games with the Kings this season and has 12 points (8-4=12) in 37 career NHL games.

Video: VAN@LAK: Luff dekes out Markstrom on breakaway

Forbort has missed the first 24 games of the season due to an upper-body injury. Last season, the Duluth, Minnesota native appeared in 81 games with the Kings and posted 14 points (2-12=14) and 52 penalty minutes. He has played in 255 career games with 52 points (6-46=52), a plus-12 rating and 172 penalty minutes.

Video: VGK@LAK: Forbort pots wrister through traffic

Martinez suffered a lacerated wrist in Monday's game against the San Jose Sharks and is week-to-week after undergoing successful surgery ro repaid a radial artery and two superficial radial nerves.

In 24 games this season with the Kings he has five points (0-5=5) and 10 penalty minutes while averaging 21:00 of time on ice per game, second highest on the team.

Grundstrom has been assigned to Ontario after appearing in eight games with the Kings since his Oct. 29 recall. During that time, he notched three points (0-3=3), a plus-2 rating and four penalty minutes. Earlier this season he appeared in four games with Ontario where he registered seven points (5-2=7), a plus-8 rating and four penalty minutes.

Video: ANA@LAK: Grundstrom cleans up in front to tie game

The Kings wrap up a four-game homestand tonight against the NY Islanders. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.

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