Tukonen recalled

The Kings recalled Lauri Tukonen from Manchester on Wednesday and placed enforcer Raitis Ivanans on the injured list with an arm injury. It will be interesting to see how Tukonen fares in the NHL. The Kings took him with the 11th overall pick in 2004, the same place they took Anze Kopitar the following year, but Tukonen’s development has been much slower. Last season he had 14 goals and 22 assists in 62 games and this season he had 10 goals and 13 assists in 43 games. Of course, I can’t speak to the minutes he’s been playing or who he’s been playing with, so numbers can sometimes be misleading. I’ll be interested to see how Marc Crawford uses Tukonen.

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