LA Kings Activate Smyth, Assign Four To Manchester

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On December 18, the Los Angeles Kings activated left wing Ryan Smyth from injured reserve and assigned forwards Corey Elkins, Oscar Moller and Scott Parse, along with defenseman Alec Martinez, to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate.

Smyth, 33, suffered an upper body injury (an educated guess is that it was a rib injury) on November 16 at Florida and has missed the last fifteen games. Read more of this post


Calgary Flames Fight Off Undermanned LA Kings, 2-1 on NHL Video

Dion Phaneuf and Nigel Dawes scored goals while Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 34 shots to lead the Calgary Flames to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the injury-decimated Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Calgary. Read more of this post

LA Kings: Simmonds’ Surgery Successful; Elkins Called Up From Manchester

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On December 14, the Los Angeles Kings announced that right wing Wayne Simmonds underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee and that they have recalled forward Corey Elkins (under emergency conditions) from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate.

Simmonds’ injury was discovered on December 11. He was seen on crutches at Staples Center following the Kings’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Dallas Stars on December 12. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Kvitne at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He is listed as week-to-week and will be evaluated next week, after which a time frame for his return will be determined.

Elkins, 24, is currently the Monarchs’ co-leader with nineteen points and eight goals.  He also shares the team lead with three power play goals. Elkins’ 19 points is also tied for eighth in the AHL among rookies, while his eight goals are tied for fifth among AHL freshman. Read more of this post

Brown, Johnson, Quick Invited to US Olympic Camp, Other LA Kings News

LOS ANGELES — Here are some news tidbits from the Los Angeles Kings that have been sitting around, gathering dust, while I took a couple of days off from writing after a marathon of a week last week…

Brown, Johnson and Quick Invited To US Olympic Camp

On June 30, USA Hockey announced that 34 players representing 22 National Hockey League teams, have been invited to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Orientation Camp from August 17-19, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois. Read more of this post

LA Kings Sign Free Agent Forward Corey Elkins

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 31, the Los Angeles Kings signed unrestricted free agent forward Corey Elkins to a one-year, entry-level contract. Read more of this post