Kyle Clifford talks about returning to the LA Kings lineup Thursday against the Ducks

Kings winger Kyle Clifford sat out for 24 games because of a concussion, but he was set to return to the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Ducks at Staples Center. He spent the All-Star break with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League in order to get sharp after a layoff that began was he was hurt Dec. 6.

“Just getting the timing back, getting a lot of minutes, getting playing, getting the detail and everything that goes with being a good, effective player,” Clifford told reporters in El Segundo of his short stint with the Reign over the weekend.