New blood

I would assume, given the role he filled in Manchester, the need with the Kings and the fact that teams don’t typically call up players just to sit them, that you’ll see Andrei Loktionov centering the second line in place of Jarret Stoll. Brandon Segal is a right winger, so we’ll have to see if the plan is a) to play him, and then b) to have him stay on the right side or play left wing on the third line.

Regardless, I asked Terry Murray this morning about whether call-ups can provide an infusion for a team that seems to be stuck in a rut recently…

MURRAY: “Sure, absolutely. Those guys are always coming in high on adrenaline, and are going to play to the best of their ability to show us that they’re making improvements in their pro game. So it can have an impact on your hockey club, whether it’s a skill player that can come in and score a goal or two, or just an energy guy who can come out and pick up the tempo of play in a situation. It’s beneficial to the team.”

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