Schultz to Ontario; Reign get their rings

As expected, Jeff Schultz was assigned to AHL-Ontario earlier today after having passed through waivers. With his assignment, the Kings’ roster currently stands at 22 players. From my conversations with hockey operations, there won’t be an immediate corresponding move to bring a player up to fill the vacant roster spot. Such is the new ease and expediency in which players may be assigned to or recalled from an AHL team that is only an hour away (plus traffic, obviously).

Somewhat related: Last year’s Calder Cup champions received their championship rings in a private ceremony at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at L.A. Live last week. The Calder Cup was present at the event, as were executives from the Kings’ hockey and business operations. FOX Sports West will air highlights and interviews from the ceremony during Kings Weekly this Thursday, but for now, here several pictures, courtesy of Juan Ocampo and the Kings:

Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

The ceremony came on the day J-F Berube was claimed off waivers by the Islanders and Brian O’Neill was traded to New Jersey. O’Neill was at the ceremony – I interviewed him on behalf of FOX – though Berube was already en route to the east coast. Below, each member from last year’s team that was present was photographed with Dan Beckerman, Luc Robitaille and Rob Blake as they received their ring.

Justin Auger
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Sean Backman
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Patrik Bartosak
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Paul Bissonnette
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Andrew Crescenzi
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Nic Dowd
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Nick Ebert
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Derek Forbort
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Kevin Gravel
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Ryan Horvat
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Adrian Kempe
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Vincent LoVerde
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Michael Mersch
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Brian O’Neill
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Kevin Raine
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Scott Sabourin
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Jeff Schultz
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Nick Shore
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

Jordan Weal
Manchester Monarchs Cahmpionship Ring Ceremony

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