Oscar Moller is sticking around. To clarify, when Moller plays his 10th game tomorrow, he will officially draw a NHL salary and his “clock” toward free agency will start. The Kings can still send him back to his junior team, if they choose, but they won’t get that year back. Moller has two goals and two assists in nine games this season. Here’s what Dean Lombardi said about the decision to keep Moller…
LOMBARDI: “With the way he has played, he deserves to be here. As with all our young players, we will continue to monitor his progress. It doesn’t mean he can’t go back, if he hits a lull or slacks off, but with Oscar, I don’t think that’s going to be the case.”
Moller, who played center in training camp and some exhibition games, will go back to center on a line with Alexander Frolov and Kyle Calder tomorrow night.
TERRY MURRAY: “He’s done a very good job. He has played very well, and he is a natural center iceman. We’re looking for something good to happen off that line. We’ll put him at center for a game and take a look at it and see if that line can start to be a threat in the offensive part of the game. That’s a good thing for the team, and everything is being done for the team only.”