Monarchs: Voynov to LA, Loktionov to Manchester
The Los Angeles Kings have recalled defenseman Slava Voynov from Manchester of the American Hockey League and have assigned forward Andrei Loktionov to the Monarchs.
Voynov, 22, has 11 points (4 goal, 7 assists), eight penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in 26 games with the Kings in his first season in the NHL. Among NHL rookie defensemen, Voynov is tied for eighth in points, tied for second in goals and tied for 10th in assists. The 5-11, 199-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, has four points (2-2-4) and four penalty minutes in 15 games with Manchester. Voynov was originally selected by the Kings in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Loktionov, 21, has seven points (3-4) and two penalty minutes in 39 games with the Kings this season. The 5-10, 179-pound native of Voskresensk, Russia, has 14 points (3-114) and eight penalty minutes in 17 games with Manchester. Loktionov was originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round (123rd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.