Toffoli, Jones to Manchester

Tyler Toffoli and Martin Jones were assigned to AHL-Manchester at the start of the Olympic break, the team announced today.

As a corresponding move, goaltender J.F. Berube was recalled to Los Angeles, which is likely a temporary “paper transaction” that balances the rosters of all teams throughout the system. I’ve inquired about the Berube recall and will post the scintillating details should they become available. Really, there’s no need to wait up for them.

Jones is 8-4-0 with a 1.71 goals-against average, .940 save percentage and three shutouts with the Kings and 11-2-2 with a 2.08 goals-against average, .933 save percentage and one shutout with the Monarchs.

Last year’s Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award winner as the AHL’s top rookie, Toffoli, 21, has 19 points (10-9=19) and a plus-15 rating in 38 games with the Kings and 16 points (10-6=16) in 13 games with the Monarchs.

Though Toffoli’s Manchester assignment last month was based on “performance,” it’s still worthwhile to keep in mind the conditions under which players can be assigned to the American Hockey League during the Olympic break.

I’m currently en route to Manchester (well, Charlotte, to be exact) and will have more from LA Kings Insider and Manchester Monarchs Insider later this afternoon.

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