The Kings are expected to recall top forward prospect Adrian Kempe.
Their first-round pick from 2014 has spent two seasons with Ontario of the American Hockey League and has yet to make his NHL debut. The Kings concluded their bye week Tuesday and next play Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center.
The promotion of Kempe would occur after Devin Setoguchi reportedly cleared waivers and was re-assigned to Ontario.
Kempe, 20, was expected to take strides this season, his second full season as a professional, following his development in Sweden. He was thought to perhaps compete for a job, especially after early injuries to Marian Gaborik and Nick...