The Kings have announced (Twitter link) a series of transactions highlighted with the placement of center Blake Lizotte into COVID protocol. Taking his place on the roster is Jaret Anderson-Dolan while T.J. Tynan has also been recalled to replace Kale Clague who was just claimed off waivers by Montreal.
Lizotte has played in all but one game so far this season for Los Angeles, tallying a goal and four assists while logging 11:36 per game primarily on the fourth line. The 23-year-old has also won a career-high 53.1% of his faceoffs, good for third on the team in that regard.
Anderson-Dolan was a regular with the Kings for the bulk of last season, getting into 34 games where he picked up 11 points before suiting up for Canada at the World Championships. However, with more depth down the middle this season, he has spent all of 2021-22 so far with AHL Ontario playing heavier minutes and he has responded with 13 points in 16 contests with the Reign. He should have an opportunity to move into Lizotte’s spot on the depth chart and play the type of role he had last season.
As for Tynan, the 29-year-old is in his first season with the Kings and cleared waivers back in training camp. He has been quite productive with Ontario, collecting 17 points in 12 games which puts him second in team scoring. Despite his consistent offensive numbers over the years, he has played in just 19 career NHL contests, the most recent coming back in the 2019-20 season with Colorado.