Andreoff conditioning loan concludes tomorrow

Andy Andreoff, assigned to the American Hockey League for a conditioning loan on December 5, is eligible to play in tomorrow’s Manchester Monarchs home game against the Worcester Sharks but not Saturday’s home game against the Providence Bruins due to the two-week cap on conditioning loans. The plan, according to hockey operations, is for Andreoff to rejoin the team after his loan expires.

Through six AHL games, Andreoff has registered three goals, seven points, 11 penalty minutes, and a plus-seven rating.

In eight NHL games, Andreoff has been held scoreless while drawing 12 penalty minutes.

The purpose of the loan was to get Andreoff playing time during a period in which Kings forwards were healthy and he wasn’t expected to see a surplus of action in Los Angeles. Had multiple Kings forwards succumbed to injury on their most recent road trip, he’d have been a short flight away. That scenario never unfolded, so Andreoff remained with the Monarchs for the two full weeks.

Via Article 13.8 of the CBA: Conditioning Loan

Unless a Player consents, he shall not be Loaned on a Conditioning Loan to a minor league club. Such Conditioning Loan shall not extend for more than fourteen (14) consecutive days. The Commissioner may take whatever steps he deems necessary to investigate the circumstances under which a Player is Loaned on a Conditioning Loan. If the Commissioner has reason to believe or determines that the Club has used the Conditioning Loan to evade Waivers, or otherwise Circumvent any provision of this Agreement, he may take such disciplinary action against the Club, as he deems appropriate. The Player shall continue, during the period of such Conditioning Loan, to receive the same Paragraph 1 NHL Salary, and be entitled to the same benefits, that he would have received had he continued to play with the Club.

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