Fantenberg, Brodzinski recalled; Brickley to debut - LA Kings Insider

Several quick notes:

Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Oscar Fantenberg have been recalled from AHL-Ontario, while defenseman Daniel Brickley is poised to make his NHL debut tonight against the Minnesota Wild.

Brickley is not eligible to play in the playoffs.

There appeared to be some questions about the Kings lineup when a smaller group than usual took the ice for the morning skate but was still participated in by players who, if the skate is optional, will often take that option.

Fantenberg and Brodzinski took the ice for warm-ups, but neither Paul LaDue nor Torrey Mitchell were on the ice.

Via the Kings:

The LA Kings have recalled forward Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Oscar Fantenberg from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 24-year-old Brodzinski (born June 19, 1993) is a 6-1, 217-pound native of Ham Lake, Minn., who appeared in 34 games earlier this season with the Kings, recording six points (4-2=6), a plus-5 rating and six penalty minutes.

Brodzinski played in 28 games this season with the Reign, posting 29 points (12-17=29), a plus-8 rating and 14 penalty minutes.
The 26-year-old Fantenberg (born Oct. 7, 1991) is a 6-0, 210-pound native of Ljunby, Sweden, who skated in 26 games earlier this season with the Kings, posting nine points (2-7=9), a plus-3 rating and 11 penalty minutes. He has registered 13 points (1-12=13), a plus-1 rating and eight penalty minutes in 25 games with Ontario this season.

The Kings host the Minnesota Wild tonight at 7:30 p.m., their second to last game of the regular-season.

The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, FOX Sports GO and KABC Radio 790 with pregame shows beginning at 7 p.m.

-Lead photo via Jon Bradley

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