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The Los Angeles Kings recalled defenseman Jake Muzzin from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and placed defenseman Willie Mitchell on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Nov. 7.

Muzzin, 21, has played in eight Kings games this season, his first in the NHL. He has 1 assist and no penalty minutes. In two games with Manchester after being sent down last week, the 6-foot-3, 213-pound native of Woodstock, Ont., has 1 goal, 1 assist and 2 PIM. Muzzin was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Jan. 4, 2010.

Mitchell, 33, suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday night's 4-1 home victory against Nashville.  In 13 games this season, Mitchell has 1 goal, 4 assists and 5 PIM.  The 6-foot-3, 212-pound native of Port McNeill, B.C., is tied for seventh among NHL defensemen with a plus-7 rating.  Mitchell was signed by the Kings an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 25, 2010.

Hurricanes send Carson to AHL -- The Carolina Hurricanes have reassigned defenseman Brett Carson to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

Carson, 24, was recalled from Charlotte on Nov. 4 on an emergency basis for defenseman Joni Pitkanen, and made his 2010-11 NHL season debut on Nov. 5 at Florida. The Regina, Sask., native averaged 12:33 of ice time in two games played during his recall. Carson has played in 61 career NHL regular-season games with Carolina, scoring 2 goals and earning 10 assists. The Hurricanes drafted Carson in the fourth round (No. 109) in the 2004 Entry Draft.

Jon Sim back with Isles -- The injury-plagued New York Islanders recalled forward Jon Sim from their AHL farm team in Bridgeport.

The Isles sent Sim to Bridgeport last week after he cleared waivers, and he had a hat trick in his first game for the Sound Tigers. In all, he had 5 goals in his four games. The 33-year-old had 1 assist in 11 games with the Islanders before being sent down.
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