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September 30, 2011 2:46 pm

Loktionov assigned to AHL

Well, there’s one significant roster move…center Andrei Loktionov has been assigned to Manchester of the AHL. As noted in a post a couple days ago, Loktionov essentially got caught in a numbers game. The Kings prefer him at center, but that position is already manned by Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll and Trevor Lewis. That leaves the Kings with 15 healthy forwards, plus Colin Fraser. They will start the season with 13 or 14, depending on how many defensemen Terry Murray wants to carry at the start of the season.

Dustin Brown, Kyle Clifford, Colin Fraser (injured), Simon Gagne, Trent Hunter, Dwight King, Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis, Ethan Moreau, Scott Parse, Dustin Penner, Mike Richards, Brad Richardson, Jarret Stoll, Kevin Westgarth, Justin Williams.

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