The Los Angeles Kings announced their next round of roster cuts today.
Being loaned to the Manchester Monarchs (Kings’ AHL affiliate) are:
Andy Andreoff – C
Jordan Weal – C
Brian O’Neill – RW
Maxim Kitsyn – LW
Robert Czarnik – C
The Kings also assigned the following players to Manchester’s training camp:
Goalie Mathias Niederberger, right wings Cameron Maclise & Scott Sabourin, and defenseman Vincent LoVerde.
The Kings’ top pick at the 2013 draft, Valentin Zykov, is headed back to his junior team Baie-Comeau of QMJHL to continue another year of development. The promising young prospect got to stay around a few days to be a “sponge” in the words of head coach Darryl Sutter.
The Kings have also announced that center Marc-Andre Cliche and right wing Brandon Kozun were both placed on waivers today and will be reassigned to the Manchester Monarchs if they clear. Kozun, who stands at a diminutive 5’9, was a long shot to make a stacked Kings roster deep on the right side. Cliche was also a long shot as Kings are deep at center and have higher skilled prospects itching to make the leap into the NHL.