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Christian Ehrhoff clears waivers, is replaced on Kings' roster by Kevin Gravel, Peter Budaj

Christian Ehrhoff clears waivers, is replaced on Kings' roster by Kevin Gravel, Peter Budaj

Barring a major surprise, Christian Ehrhoff’s time with the Kings appears at a close.

The 33-year-old defenseman who struggled to find his game this season cleared waivers on Thursday morning and will be assigned to the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Ontario, Calif., according to Kings Coach Darryl Sutter.

Defenseman Kevin Gravel, a highly regarded prospect, and veteran goalie Peter Budaj, who were both with Ontario, have joined the Kings in New York. Official announcement of their recall should come later in the day.

The presence of Budaj is an insurance move in the aftermath of an injury to starter Jonathan...

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