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Kings recall Mike Richards from minor-league affiliate
Kings recall Mike Richards from minor-league affiliate

The Kings, who have been receiving scant production from their rookie centers, recalled veteran center Mike Richards from their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester, N.H. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told The Times after Saturday's loss to the Canucks that Richards would join the Kings in New Jersey, where L.A. starts a five-game trip Monday night. The organization made the recall official Sunday. Richards got the news, via a phone call from Kings Assistant GM Rob Blake on Saturday, and was excited to rejoin his teammates at practice. "It's like being back with your family again," Richards said in a telephone interview. He said it was...