, who shares the
’ goal-scoring lead with five goals, will be put on injured reserve because of a lower-body injury.
He’s expected to be out for at least a week, and possibly longer. The
The Kings also placed defenseman
Because of salary-cap and roster considerations, it’s possible that Toffoli and Vey will first be moved -- at least on paper -- from the roster of the
Toffoli had seven goals and 12 points in the Monarchs’ first 10 games. Vey had three goals and 11 points. During training camp, Kings Coach
If Ellerby clears waivers, it is expected he would head to Manchester. The defenseman was in Los Angeles as insurance because club executives weren’t sure how
The same concern was in play for defenseman
Lombardi has been scouting players on the Kings' Manchester farm team extensively and is scheduled to watch the Monarchs again. Members of the Kings' organization had said during training camp that promising prospects Toffoli, Vey and left wing Tanner Pearson would be in the NHL at some point, and it was just a question of when.
That time appears to be now for Vey and Toffoli.