LA Kings return forward Michael Mersch to Ontario Reign of AHL

The Kings on Wednesday assigned forward Michael Mersch to their American Hockey League team in Ontario. Mersch played six games for the Kings and made his NHL debut Dec. 11 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was scoreless with a minus-2 defensive rating. The 23-year-old Mersch had 12 goals and 15 points in 19 games with the Reign before the Kings recalled him.