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A couple things on Oscar Moller rejoining the Kings… Moller said, as you can read below, that he’s been playing all three forward positions in Manchester, which makes him extremely versatile. Also, even though Moller will start out on the fourth line, don’t be surprised to see him get a lot of minutes. It’s easy to envision a scenario in which Richardson and Moller drop Ivanans and get shifts with other wingers, particularly since Moller can play both sides.

As for why Moller is here, Terry Murray disclosed this morning that the Kings were concerned, yesterday, about the status of an unnamed player who had “a bruise,” so they called up Moller just in case. We’ll see if Moller is able to stick around.

Moller has also grown a beard since his last stint with the Kings, probably to protect against those New Hampshire winters. Here’s what Moller had to say this morning…

Question: I heard they literally had to pull you off the bus yesterday…

MOLLER: “We were actually just about to head out to Lowell, and Hubie McDonough took me off the bus. He was on the phone with Hextall and he told me I was going up. So I just packed my bag and got on the plane.”

Question: Some guys got called up from Manchester ahead of you. Did that bother you at all?

MOLLER: “Not really. I’m really happy for those guys. They’ve been working hard down in Manchester and I think they really deserved the call. Obviously I’m trying to work as hard as I can too, on my game, and when the time was right hopefully I’d be getting the call up. So now it’s my time, so I’m going to try to do my best here when I’m up here.”

Question: Have they talked to you here about what they’re looking for from you?

MOLLER: “Just talking a little bit to Terry, he really wants me to get skating and move the puck around and play my type of game.”

Question: Have you been playing wing exclusively in Manchester?

MOLLER: “I’ve been playing a few games at center, but most of the time at wing, both sides.”

Question: Dean has indicated that he sees your future, or at least your near future, as being a winger…

MOLLER: “That’s kind of what I see, too. Maybe I can use my quickness more, I think, and get in on the forecheck more and create some scoring opportunities.”

Question: Has it been a big adjustment, playing more wing?

MOLLER: “It’s fine with me. I’ve been playing wing, last year and a little bit the year before that in junior at the end of the year, so the adjustment wasn’t that big.”

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