Johnston officially joins Reign.

Denny Johnston officially joined the Reign today, almost a week after the Manchester Monarchs released the center from his AHL contract. Johnston told me last weekend that joining the Reign was contingent on passing a physical, since he had broken his wrist in late November while playing in Manchester.

Evidently, he must have passed. In addition to the announcement earlier today that Jon Rheault and Dusty Collins have been released from Manchester, Johnston’s arrival means the Reign have potentially three forwards coming their way from the AHL this week.

Also, the Monarchs grabbed goaltender Jeff Jakaitis from the ECHL Charlotte Checkers to replace Jonathan Bernier, whom the Kings recalled to replace Erik Ersberg a couple days back. That’s good news for Reign fans who wanted to see Jeff Zatkoff, Kellen Briggs and/or John Murray in uniform a while longer.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
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