News and notes from around the NHL this afternoon:
- The Sharks announced that they have recalled a trio of players: defenseman Tim Heed and forwards Timo Meier and Nikolay Goldobin. Meier, a 2015 first-round pick, scored three goals and collected two assists in 25 games for the Sharks this season. Goldobin has played 43 games for the Barracuda’s this season, compiling 13 goals and 24 assists. Heed, who made his NHL debut earlier this season, has the second-most points among defensemen in the AHL (11 goals, 28 assists).
- The Kings have recalled winger Adrian Kempe and defender Paul Ladue from Ontario, reports Elliott Teaford of the Southern California News Group (via Twitter). Kempe, a 2014 first-round pick, will be making his NHL debut. In 43 games for the Ontario Reign this season, the 20-year-old has collected 11 goals and eight assists. Ladue, a former sixth-rounder, played two games for the Kings earlier this season.