EL SEGUNDO, CA — On January 10, the Los Angeles Kings recalled defenseman Alec Martinez from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate, and they have placed defenseman Davis Drewiske on the injured reserve list, retroactive to January 5.
Martinez, 22, has played in three games with the Kings this season, his first in the National Hockey League. The 6-1, 208-pound native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, has also played in nineteen games with the Monarchs this season, scoring three goals and adding five assists for eight points with six penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating.
Despite being assigned back to the Monarchs on January 9, Martinez remained in Southern California and was spared the cross-country flights back and forth between Los Angeles and Manchester, New Hampshire.
Drewiske, 25, suffered an upper body injury, believed to be a dislocated shoulder, on January 4 and has missed the Kings’ last two games. In 38 games this season, the 6-2, 222-pound native of Hudson, Wisconsin, has a goal and seven assists for eight points with 14 penalty minutes.
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