Updates on Moreau, Gagne, Czarnik
Here’s a couple quick updates on some Kings players and prospects that folks have been wondering about…
The biggest mystery has been Ethan Moreau, who cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs on Dec. 10 but has not played in a game. Jeff Solomon, the Kings’ vice president of hockey operations and legal affairs, said in an email that Moreau “reported feeliing `off’ after a practice in Manchester. So we are treating him in accordance with concussion protocol.’’ To the best of my knowledge, Moreau did not have any issues at the time he was assigned to Manchester.
There is, unfortunately, no real update on Simon Gagne, who has been out since Dec. 26 because of a concussion. Gagne is regularly being evaluated by doctors but is not doing any type of hockey-related activity and is not with the team.
Finally, there was a scary moment with the Monarchs last night, when Kings prospect Robbie Czarnik had to be carted off the ice after a hit to the head from Portland’s Dean Arsene. Czarnik went to a local hospital for tests, but teammate Ray Kaunisto posted this morning on Twitter that Czarnik was home and feeling better.