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Demoted Kings center Mike Richards 'in good spirits' in minor leagues
Demoted Kings center Mike Richards 'in good spirits' in minor leagues

Center Mike Richards, who was assigned to Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League by the Kings last week after he cleared NHL waivers, made his debut with the Monarchs on Friday night and fared well according to Mike O’Connell, a senior advisor and development coach of the Kings. O’Connell attended the Monarchs’ 3-1 victory over Portland on Friday and then came to Boston for the Kings’ game against the Bruins Saturday at TD Garden. Richards didn't record a point, but he had two shots and one minor penalty. “He was good. He played a lot,” said O’Connell, who added that Richards centered for Brian O’Neill on the left and Sean...

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