Drew Doughty’s injury isn’t believed to be long-term – more on that soon – but it did lead to a pair of roster moves made by the Kings today.
First, in a move unrelated to Doughty’s injury, Linden Vey was loaned to ECHL-Ontario. I am being told that this is due to salary cap complications. Do not expect Vey to play for Ontario, as this is one of those “paper” transactions. Vey, who is in Vancouver but did not practice with the team at Rogers Arena today, should be expected to rejoin the active roster when cap issues are sorted out.
Second, Andrew Campbell has been recalled from AHL-Manchester. Because of the space afforded by Vey’s loan, and because of the uncertainty over Doughty’s immediate availability, he provides another option on the Los Angeles blue line. Manchester’s captain and a six-year AHL veteran, the 26-year old selected in the third round in 2008 has 15 points (3-12=15) and a plus-17 rating in 68 games this season. The well-liked Campbell was recalled shortly prior to Keaton Ellerby’s acquisition early in the 2012-13 season but did not get into a game.