– The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Andrei Loktionov
from the Ontario Reign (ECHL) and have placed forward Marco Sturm
on the injured reserve list (lower body injury – retroactive to January 18), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi
Loktionov, 20, started this season with the Kings and played in seven games, recording two points (1-1=2) and two penalty minutes. He was assigned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on November 2 and in 31 games with the Monarchs he has 31 points (8-23=31). His 31 points are tied for second on the club and his 23 assists are tied for first. He also leads the Monarchs with a plus-15 rating, he is tied for second with 100 shots and he is tied for first in short-handed goals with one.
Loktionov was transferred from Manchester to Ontario yesterday. He did not appear in any games with the Reign. He wears No. 12 with the Kings and is expected to play for the Kings tonight.
Sturm, 32, has played in 15 games this season with the Kings, his first with the club. He has eight points (4-4=8), a plus-five rating and 17 penalty minutes. He was acquired by the Kings from the Boston Bruins on December 11, 2010, for future considerations. He did not appear in a game with the Bruins this season.
The Kings host the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FS West, KTLK 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. For Kings ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA and visit LAKings.com.
The Kings play at Phoenix on Saturday before beginning a two-game homestand at STAPLES Center. The homestand begins on Monday against the Bruins.