Kings Activate Jones; Martinez Sent Down

Saturday, 01.09.2010 / 7:45 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
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Kings Activate Jones; Martinez Sent Down
Randy Jones is slated to return to the Kings lineup today.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Randy Jones from the injured reserve list and have assigned defenseman Alec Martinez to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Jones is expected to play tonight at STAPLES Center when the Kings host St. Louis at 7:30 p.m.

Jones, 28, suffered an upper body injury on December 15 at Edmonton and has missed the club’s last eight games. In 18 games this season with the Kings, Jones has 12 points (4-8=12) and 12 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 200-pound native of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, has also played in six games this season with the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL), recording one point (an assist) and six penalty minutes.

Martinez, 22, has played in three games with the Kings this season, his first in the NHL, and has zero points and zero penalty minutes. The 6-1, 208-pound native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, has also played in 19 games with the Monarchs this season, recording eight points (3-5=8) and six penalty minutes.