Manchester, N.H., along with Boston, is starting to feel like the new Buffalo.
"We get a blizzard every Monday," defenseman Derek Forbort said. "We have about six, seven feet of snow. We get it every Monday, it seems like."
Finally, in between storms, Forbort accomplished a great feat and got out of town, officially recalled by the
Earlier in the week, when veteran defenseman
The plane never left because of bad weather. Regehr gutted it out and played against the
"I was about to drive," said Forbort, who was a first-round draft pick by the Kings in 2010. "It [stunk] but there was nothing they could do."
Waking up on a sunny, warm day in Southern California was at the other end of the weather spectrum.
"I put on jeans and long-sleeved [shirt] and thought I'm a little overdressed," he said.
Forbort, whose parents are elementary school teachers, grew up in Duluth, Minn., and attended the University of North Dakota. His patience has been tested in
With Manchester, he had two goals and 11 points in 46 games this season with a plus-minus rating of plus-15. His uniform number with the Kings will be 84.
"He's probably got 120, 130 [minor league] games under his belt now," Kings Coach
"We called Derek up because we're in a situation we've been in all year. We need defensemen."
Regehr did practice Wednesday but was unavailable to talk afterward, still feeling under the weather.
"We've seen it with players this year," Sutter said. "Guys that played sick and just played. Some guys can play when they're like that. Some guys can't.
"I think that was
Carter was not at practice. His grandfather, Lyle Carter, 83, died this month in Canada. Services were held Tuesday, not far from Jeff Carter's hometown in London, Ontario.
Sutter expected that Carter would be back from Ontario in time for Thursday's game against the
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