Loktionov will meet the team in Vancouver. His addition is notable in one way. After the trade deadline, the Kings can only made four call-ups from the AHL. They had already used two of them, as (on paper) they technically sent Dwight King and Jordan Nolan to the AHL, then immediately recalled them (in order to make them eligible for the AHL playoffs). Loktionov is the third roster move.
SUTTER: “He’s a good little player. He’s similar to Brad, except he can play center if we need him. Brad is a better winger.’’
I somehow missed the Nolan and King down/up paper move. I guess the only other player Lombardi might conceivably need is…Marc-Andre Cliche or…Jake Muzzin? With Davis Drewiske, Brad Richardson, and Kevin Westgarth in the wings, I don’t expect there to be the need for any other recalls. Although — God, I hope we don’t see any more of Ethan Moreau or Trent Hunter. Ever. No disrespect to their respective, fine careers. I just don’t like the Kings with them on the team.