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Kings Assign Pushkarev To Manchester

Sunday, Jan. 21st, 2007

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have assigned right wing Konstantin Pushkarev to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Pushkarev, 21, has played in eight games with the Kings this season and has three points (1-2=3) and four penalty minutes. Pushkarev, who scored his first NHL goal on January 8 against Edmonton at STAPLES Center, was recalled by the Kings on January 4 from Manchester, where he had 15 points (4-11=15) and 23 penalty minutes in 29 games with the Monarchs this season.

A 6-0, 180-pound native of Ust Kamenogorst, Kazakhstan, Pushkarev was originally selected by the Kings in the second-round (44th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made his Kings/NHL debut last season, recording one point (0-1=1) and zero penalty minutes in one game.

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