It’s been quite a week for some of the Kings’ prospects. Consider Corey Elkins, who started last week in Manchester. After being called up, he flew to Edmonton, then went with the Kings to Calgary and back to Los Angeles. Then, he flew back to Manchester, played one game with the Monarchs, flew to his family’s home in Michigan — for the start of the AHL holiday break — then got called up again and flew to Los Angeles today. Quite a journey.
Oscar Moller was supposed to leave Manchester on Sunday, but couldn’t get a flight out of Boston because of that little snow issue back East. Eventually, he and Brandon Segal made it West.
One player who didn’t join them was Scott Parse. I just spoke briefly with Dean Lombardi, who explained why.
LOMBARDI: “We wanted to give ourselves two options in the middle (with Moller and Elkins). On the wing, we’ve got Smyth back and Segal is close. I like Segal on the fourth line. I thought he did OK before and I’m curious how that looks. With the centers, Elkins is clearly a fourth-line center but Moller could move up.”
If Stoll should be ready to play Saturday, it’s almost certain that either Elkins or Moller would be going to back to Manchester. If not, Stoll would go on injured reserve, retroactive to last week.