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Kings send playoff breakout star Toffoli to AHL

Sep 29, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

Tyler Toffoli AP

Last season saw Kings rookie Tyler Toffoli make a strong impression both late in the year and in the playoffs. Now he’s going to start this season in the AHL.

Los Angeles announced they’re sending Toffoli, along with fellow forwards Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson, to AHL Manchester to get their roster down to 24 men. The team placed defenseman Jeff Schultz on waivers earlier in the day.

Toffoli was a late-season call-up for the Kings last year and he provided an offensive spark with five points in 10 games. In the postseason he stepped up even more with two goals and four assists in 12 games.

This time around, it appears coach Darryl Sutter is going with a heavier, more physical lineup with Daniel Carcillo,  Dwight King, and Jordan Nolan sticking around. Replacing Dustin Penner with guys who hit and agitate more makes for a curious decision.

  1. TestSubjekt - Sep 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    pfft!

    yes, I logged in just to say that.

  2. nhstateline - Sep 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    The Monarchs tweeted at their fans of which I am one announcing it this way “you have to see this.” Very surprised LA did this. He’s a terrific young player and polished already. I’m happy to watch him play in Manchester but I doubt he’s going to get any better doing that. I’m just curious if he makes it until the October 19th home opener or not. I hope he doesn’t. He’s too good a player to be in the AHL.

  3. blomfeld - Sep 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Hope Toffoli’s back in the fold shortly, as he’s ‘exactly’ the type of re-enforcement which we need in going forward here … it’s like, good-bye ‘Planet of the Apes’ hockey, hello ‘high tempo scoring machine’ eh ?

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. slysipops - Sep 30, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    sorry guys , but when the KINGS play the BLACKHAWKS …..they’ll feel like they came here driving a VW BUG ……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duwsn8bz2n0

    • blomfeld - Sep 30, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      ASSORTED FRIENDS …

      For the benefit of those ‘uneducated’ among us, what comrade Slysipops is trying to convey here is that the Chicago Blackhawks are going to somehow defend against the ‘juggernaut’ known as the LA Kings? Well no such luck Goldilocks ! Though we Kings initiate hostilities on Wednesday in MSP, it won’t be long before we come knocking at the Hawk’s door. And trust me friends, we won’t just be knocking ! Those people took ‘something’ from us and we want it back now together with revenge in ‘no’ uncertain terms !

      GO KINGS GO !!!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • slysipops - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

        MAGUAH….second from the right says he like BLACKHAWKS better ! him stick with other feathered brothers !

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