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The Los Angeles Kings announced their next round of roster cuts today.

Being loaned to the Manchester Monarchs (Kings’ AHL affiliate) are:

Defensemen
Colin Miller
Alex Roach
Nicolas Deslauriers

Forwards
Andy Andreoff – C
Jordan Weal – C
Brian O’Neill – RW
Maxim Kitsyn – LW
Robert Czarnik – C

Goalies
Martin Jones
J.F. Berube

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.

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, I sort of grew up an LA Kings fan by default. My dad was into hockey and then my brother got into hockey and I found that I sorta liked this hockey stuff. Go Kings.

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