Mike Allison, a defensive-minded center and former teammate of new Coach Rob Ftorek, was acquired by the Kings Monday in a trade that sent right wing Sean McKenna to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Kings also said Monday that right wing Paul Guay, the leading scorer for their American Hockey League affiliate at New Haven, Conn., had been recalled and would be available for Wednesday night's game at the Forum against the Edmonton Oilers.
To make room for Guay, the Kings reassigned right winger Bob Kudelski to New Haven.
Allison, 26, played with Ftorek for three seasons when both were with the New York Rangers and played under Ftorek for nine games two seasons ago at New Haven. He had 3 points in 15 games this season for the Maple Leafs.
Acquiring a center had been a priority for the Kings, especially since recent injuries to Tim Tookey and Brian Wilks, both of whom had shoulder surgery in the last two weeks and may be out for the season.