The Kings have assigned defenseman Paul LaDue back to AHL-Ontario, the team announced Saturday afternoon.
The 24-year-old appeared in two games during his first NHL call-up, making his debut on Feb. 7 against the Lightning. He picked up his first NHL point with an assist in the Kings’ 6-3 win over the Florida Panthers two days later. During his stay he logged just over 15 minutes of ice time.
For the Reign, they’re getting back one of their best defenseman at an important time. Ontario, coming off a 4-1 loss to San Diego on Friday night, is in second place in the Pacific Division and plays at first place San Jose on Sunday at 5 p.m. The Kings are on their bye week and don’t play again until next Thursday when they host Arizona.
In 36 games in his first AHL season, LaDue has six goals, 18 points, an even rating and 76 shots.
LaDue, a 2012 sixth-round draft pick by the Kings, was the first Reign player to make his NHL debut this season via recall.