Jonny Brodzinski has been assigned to the Ontario Reign of the AHL, as the Los Angeles Kings continue to make tweaks to their NHL roster. The team had called up Justin Auger earlier today, and actually didn’t need to make a corresponding move after they’d placed Kyle Clifford on injured reserve.
Now, the team has just 22 players on the active roster and as Jon Rosen of LAKings Insider writes, Marian Gaborik still isn’t much closer to getting on the ice. Gaborik continues to try and work his way back from a knee injury but is still some time away.
- Loui Eriksson’s diagnosis came down, and the Vancouver Canucks announced that he’ll be out four to six weeks with a knee sprain. This continues the rough Vancouver career for Eriksson, who has scored just 11 goals in 69 games for the team now since signing in the 2016 offseason. That’s a far cry from what the Canucks were expecting to get for the six-year, $36MM contract they handed him.
- Ian Cole will come off injured reserve for the Pittsburgh Penguins as Matt Hunwick goes onto it, switching roster spots and healthy statuses. Cole is back in the lineup tonight for the Penguins, who have rebounded from their dreadful 10-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks to push their record to 3-2-1. With Hunwick down, Cole will slide in beside Justin Schultz on the second pair while Olli Maatta and Chad Ruhwedel bring up the rear. With that, the team has also decided they no longer require the services of Chris Summers, who was assigned back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Summers never did get into a game with Pittsburgh, but will be handy depth for any other injuries.