Kings executives have been speaking highly of prospect Tyler Toffoli's recent progress in the last few weeks and indicated that the high-scoring forward soon might be bringing his talents from Manchester, N.H., to Los Angeles.
[Update, 3:55 p.m.: Soon turned into Sunday when Toffoli was recalled Manchester.]
The Kings were off Sunday and play the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
Toffoli's presence could serve multiple purposes. Kings center Mike Richards left Saturday night's game against Calgary in the second period after a hit from the Flames’ Tim Jackman, but returned for the third. Afterward, Richards, who has a concussion history, said he was fine.