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Kings promote Andrei Loktionov, Brandon Segal from Manchester

November 23, 2009 |  3:20 pm

With center Jarret Stoll questionable for Wednesday's game at Edmonton because of an undisclosed injury  -- and already out of spare forwards after the upper-body injury that is expected to idle Ryan Smyth for a month -- the Kings called up two forwards from Manchester of the American Hockey League on Monday.

They summoned center Andrei Loktionov, who was leading the Monarchs in scoring with six goals and 17 points in 20 games, and right wing Brandon Segal, who had six goals and 14 points in 21 games. Segal ranked third in team scoring, behind Loktionov and Oscar Moller, who has eight goals and 16 points in 19 games. 

Both are expected to arrive in time to practice Tuesday at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo before the team leaves for games on successive nights in Edmonton and Vancouver.

Smyth was placed on injured reserve Monday, essentially a bookkeeping move.

Helene Elliott