McBain recalled from Ontario - LA Kings Insider

The Kings announced Thursday afternoon that they have recalled defenseman Jamie McBain from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League.

McBain totaled nine points (3-6=9) and a plus-four rating in 26 games with the Kings last season and began his 2015-16 campaign with the Reign, who are undefeated at 3-0-0-0. In those three games, the 27-year-old logged one goal, two points and a plus-3 rating.

McBain was on the ice Thursday morning with the Reign for their practice at Citizens Business Bank Arena as they prepared for their Friday night home opener against Bakersfield. Theoretically, he could be available for tonight’s road game against the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center, though an email regarding his availability wasn’t immediately returned.

Though Matt Greene won’t play tonight with an upper-body injury, McBain’s recall isn’t necessarily based entirely on Greene’s ailment. Still, on Tuesday, Darryl Sutter said, “You can’t be having a guy who’s on your roster that’s questionable. We’re thankful we’re only going to San Jose and then back, and then Ontario’s here in town, so it’s pretty easy to get a guy. It’s easier to answer [a question about Greene’s availability] before we go on the Edmonton-Winnipeg swing. Easier. Then we’ll know if he’s ready or not.”

This recall, and McBain’s hypothetical availability tonight, represents another advantage of having an AHL team in close quarters to the parent club.

In his NHL career, McBain has appeared in 301 regular-season games with the Kings, Hurricanes and Sabres. Los Angeles returns to Staples Center to face the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

UPDATE, 3:20 p.m.:

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-story written jointly by Jon Rosen and Lindsay Czarnecki

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#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.