The Los Angeles Kings are red hot, and now they’re getting back an important reinforcement. Trevor Moore has been activated from injured reserve and will be available for the team tonight.
Moore, 27, has been out of the lineup since February 21, and his return will bring up some questions about where he fits moving forward. The speedy two-way winger has played almost exclusively with Phillip Danault and Viktor Arvidsson this season, seeing less than 60 minutes of even-strength ice time with any other forward.
That duo, though, has been excellent of late playing with Kevin Fiala, meaning Moore might have to slot in somewhere else (at least to start).
Either way, his addition to the roster makes the Kings all the more dangerous. While Moore has just seven goals and 20 points in 42 games this season, he has proven his worth as a versatile possession player that head coach Todd McLellan leans heavily on in tight games.
Averaging more than 17 minutes a night, Moose will be a big part of any playoff success the Kings have this year. Getting healthy and up to speed only helps them chase that goal.