Busy Monarchs look forward to Jones' return
Monarch goaltender Martin Jones is back with the club after posting an 8-3 record with the Kings in the NHL. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Goaltender Martin Jones returned to the Manchester Monarchs this week and will lead the team tonight against Bridgeport at 7 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Arena.
After posting a record of 8-3-0 with three shutouts in 11 starts with the parent club Los Angeles Kings, Jones is back in town and will seek to help Manchester get back on track after a recent slate of just two wins in seven games.
Forward Tanner Pearson was called up to L.A. on Tuesday and defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk could be out with an injury.
Bridgeport has two main weapons on offense, Anders Lee (13 goals, 14 assists for 27 points) and Mike Halmo (12-12-24).
Also, Jones and teammate Linden Vey on Thursday were named to the roster for the AHL All-Star Classic, set for St. John's, Newfoundland, on Feb. 12.