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Kings' Marco Sturm placed on injured reserve

January 20, 2011 | 11:45 am

Sturm_400 The Kings put forward Marco Sturm on the injured reserve list retroactive to Jan. 18, when he suffered a lower-body injury in the loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Forward Andrei Loktionov has been called up from the Ontario Reign of the ECHL

Sturm, 32, has played in 15 games this season with the Kings, who acquired him from the Boston Bruins on Dec. 11 for future considerations.  He has four goals and four assists in that time along with a plus-five rating. 

Although he hadn't played for the Bruins this season because he was coming off knee surgery, the Kings were desperate for a high-scoring left wing who could be a top-line player.

Strum has been a 20-plus-goal scorer seven times in his career.

Loktionov, 20, started this season with the Kings and played in seven games. He has one goal and one assist and is expected to play in Thursday night's game against the Coyotes.

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo: Marco Sturm. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images