LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forwards Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey from the Ontario Reign of the ECHL, and have placed forward Jeff Carter on the injured reserve list (retroactive to October 30) due to a lower body injury, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Toffoli, 22, has played this season for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, and the 6-1, 196 pounder from Scarborough, Ontario, leads the Monarchs with seven goals and 12 points. Toffoli’s seven goals also are tied for fifth best in the League while his 12 points are tied for fourth overall.
Last year he made his NHL debut and appeared in 10 regular season games (2-3=5) and 12 playoff contests (2-4=6) with the Kings. He was originally selected by the Kings in the second round (47th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Vey, 22, has also played for the Monarchs this season. The 6-0, 189-pound native of Wakaw, Saskatchewan, has recorded 11 points (3-8=11) which – entering action on Friday -- ranked second on the club. Additionally, Vey and Jordan Weal were leading the team with eight assists each and they were also tied for sixth in assists across the AHL. In addition, Vey was tied on the Monarchs for second place on the club with a plus-5 rating.
Originally selected by the Kings in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Vey has not played in the NHL.
Toffoli and Vey were assigned by the Monarchs to the Reign on Friday. Toffoli wears No. 73 and Vey wears No. 57 for the Kings.
Carter, 28, has played in 14 games for the Kings this season and has nine points (5-4=9) and six penalty minutes. His five goals co-lead the team along with Justin Williams.
Early today, defenseman Keaton Ellerby was claimed off waivers by the Winnipeg Jets.
The Kings host the Nashville Predators tonight at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West and KTLK.
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