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Kings put struggling Penner on injured reserve, recall Loktionov from minors

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Kings put struggling Penner on injured reserve, recall Loktionov from minors

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings have recalled Andrei Loktionov from the minors to fill in for injured forward Dustin Penner.

The Kings recalled Loktionov from their AHL affiliate in Manchester on Monday to replace Penner, who went on injured reserve Sunday.

Loktionov has 14 points in 17 games with Manchester. The Russian forward has scored seven points in 20 games with the Kings in previous seasons.

Penner has just two assists in 14 games this season, his second straight disappointing campaign with the Kings, who acquired him from Edmonton last season. Penner hurt his hand in last Thursday's victory over Vancouver.

Penner is a four-time 20-goal scorer, but has managed just two goals and six assists in 33 games with the Kings, who rank 23rd in the NHL with just 2.41 goals per game.

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