The Kings returned defenseman Jeff Schultz to their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester, N.H., without actually playing him in a game. Schultz has played 41 games with the Monarchs, recording seven points (one goal, six assists), plus 14 penalty minutes. The move comes before the NHL freeze on player movement begins Friday in advance of the Olympic break.
The Kings re-assigned defenseman Jeff Schultz to their American Hockey League affiliate at Manchester, N.H. Schultz did not play with the Kings, who recalled him last week. He has played in 23 games for the Monarchs this season, scoring two points (one goal, one assist). The move clears the way for Matt Greene’s return from injured reserve. Greene has been sidelined by an upper-body injury.
The Kings assigned forward Tanner Pearson to their American Hockey League affiliate at Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday and recalled defenseman Jeff Schultz. Pearson played in six games with the Kings and had one goal after playing 15 games for Manchester and recording 11 points (seven goals, four assists). Schultz had two points, including one goal, in 23 games for Manchester.
The Kings made the last of their cuts Monday, sending defenseman Jeff Schultz to the Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs of the American Hockey League and reaching the NHL’s 23-man roster limit. Schultz was the odd-man out in a defense corps of eight. The Kings’ roster for opening night Thursday against the Minnesota Wild will look like this:
Goaltenders–Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens.
Defensemen–Drew Doughty, Keaton Ellerby, Matt Greene, Alec Martinez, Willie Mitchell, Jake Muzzin, Robyn Regehr, Slava Voynov.
Centers–Anze Kopitar, Colin Fraser, Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll.
Left wingers–Dustin Brown, Daniel Carcillo, Kyle Clifford, Matt Frattin, Dwight King.
Right wingers–Jeff Carter, Trevor Lewis, Jordan Nolan, Justin Williams.
Scrivens, Carcillo and Frattin are new to the roster for 2013-14. Jonathan Bernier, Dustin Penner and Rob Scuderi are playing elsewhere this season.
The Kings signed free-agent defenseman Jeff Schultz to a one-season deal worth $700,000 on Friday, a move made necessary by the departure of defenseman Rob Scuderi. Schultz, 27, fell out of favor with the Washington Capitals last season, playing only 26 games in the lockout-shortened 48-game season. He asked for a trade in April and the Capitals bought him out of his contract and he became an unrestricted free agent. Schultz, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound native of Calgary, had only three assists last season.