Burning questions for LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi
APR 12, 8:34p ET | Abbey Mastracco
Rotowire: Mar 24 / 7:29a ET
News: Richards logged 11:41 of ice time Monday against the Devils in his first game since being recalled from the AHL.
Impact: Richards figures to slot into a checking role with the Kings when he's in the lineup and doesn't figure to make much of an impact as a result.
Rotowire: Mar 22 / 9:44a ET
News: Richards was recalled from AHL Manchester on Sunday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Richards accumulated 14 points in 16 games with AHL Manchester, earning a recall with the Kings. He will provide depth among the forward ranks while Jarret Stoll sits with a suspected concussion. It's unclear how long his run with the team will last, but a strong performance could make the decision tougher.
StatsLLC: Mar 22 / 12:00a ET
News: The Los Angeles Kings have recalled Richards from their AHL affiliate two months after his high-profile demotion. The defending Stanley Cup champions made the move Sunday before starting a five-game East Coast road trip with their playoff hopes in the balance.
Impact: Richards was waived and subsequently sent to the minors in January after several seasons of steadily declining offensive production. The former Philadelphia Flyers captain won two titles with the Kings, but has just five goals and 10 assists in 47 games with Los Angeles this season. Richards scored 14 points in 16 games in Manchester. He is in the middle of a 12-year, $69 million contract through 2020.