LA Kings assign 15 to Manchester Monarchs roster
The Los Angeles Kings assigned 15 players to the Manchester Monarchs on Friday. Several more players could be end up in Manchester if the NHL lockout goes into effect tonight.
Players assigned on Friday were: goalies J.F. Berube and Martin Jones, forwards Andy Andreoff, Robbie Czarnik, Brandon Kozun, Andrei Loktionov, Jordan Nolan, Brian O'Neill, Tanner Pearson, Nikolay Prokhorkin, Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey and Jordan Weal and defensemen David Kolomatis and Nick Deslauriers.
According to Rich Hammond of lakingsinsider.com, three other players, David Meckler, Stefan Legein and Andrew Bodnarchuk, were placed on waivers and if they clear will play in Manchester.
Several other key players will be effected by the impending lockout, among them captain Marc-Andre Cliche, Rich Clune, Andrew Campbell, Jake Muzzin and Thomas Hickey.
Those players would reportedly have to sign an AHL-only contract in order to play with the Monarchs during the lockout.