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Loktionov Returns To Monarchs Line-Up

March 26, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manchester Monarchs News Release

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Kings, the parent club of the Manchester Monarchs, have activated forward Andrei Loktionov from the injured reserve list and have assigned him to the Monarchs, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Loktionov, 19, made his Kings/NHL debut on November 25 in Edmonton after being recalled by the Kings from Manchester on November 23. During the game, he suffered an upper-body injury and he was placed on the injured reserve list on November 26. The 18th teenager to play for the Kings all-time, he has missed 47 games with the Kings since the injury.

At the time of his recall, Loktionov was Manchester's team leader with 17 points and 11 assists in 20 games. The 17 points ranked tied for third among AHL rookies while his 11 assists were second among AHL freshmen. He also has a plus-six rating in this his first professional season.

The 5-10, 179-pound Loktionov is from Voskresensk, Russia. He was selected by the Kings in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The Monarchs host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Catch all of the play-by-play action of Monarchs hockey with Ken Cail on the Monarchs Radio Network WGAM 900/1250 AM and at www.manchestermonarchs.com.

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