Kings send Slava Voynov to Manchester, place Jake Muzzin on IR
The Kings made three roster moves in advance of Wednesday’s noon Pacific time deadline to set their roster for the season.
Defenseman Slava Voynov, who had an impressive training camp, was reassigned to Manchester of the American Hockey League. Defenseman Jake Muzzin was placed on injured reserve and center Colin Fraser’s status was designated as injured non-roster. That’s reserved for players who don’t pass the training camp physical.
Fraser didn’t pass his physical because he was still recovering from foot surgery he underwent this summer to repair an unhealed fracture. And no, there has not been a resolution of the Kings’ grievance against the Edmonton Oilers related to the trade that brought Fraser to Los Angeles. The Kings contend the Oilers misrepresented the extent of Fraser’s injury; both sides filed their positions with the NHL a while ago but the league has not yet ruled.
Also, Jeff Zatkoff will remain with the Kings for their first two games as their third goalie, an exemption given to teams that will open the season in Europe. They will face the New York Rangers on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden, and will face the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in Berlin.
Photo: Slava Voynov slams Colorado Avalanche right wing Chuck Kobasew to the ice during a preseason game Sept. 28. Credit: Barry Gutierrez / Associated Press