Coming off a Friday night victory in Bakersfield, the Reign had little time to celebrate another two points at the hands of the Condors. They’re opening a stretch of three staight road games with a pair of back-to-back games this weekend. So, next up are the Silver Knights of Henderson (just outside Las Vegas).
Coach Marco Sturm has a fairly full roster to work with — and that’s a good thing because defenseman Jacob Moverare didn’t make the bus trip to Nevada.
KINGS ROSTER MOVE
Look for LA to recall Jacob Moverare as an extra defenseman in advance of tonight's game vs. Pens.
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While Tyler Inamoto has been recalled from the ECHL, it will be Kings prospect Kim Nousiainen who draws in to fill the hole on Ontario’s blueline.
Per the usual rotation, look for Cal Petersen to give way to Matt Villata tonight in net. The latter has faced Henderson twice this season. Ironically, he gave up three goals in October and picked up a victory, while giving up only two goals in a November game and was tagged with the loss. Primarily serving as the second goaltender for nearly two months now, Villalta played five games in January, going 3-2.
ONTARIO REIGN PROJECTED LINEUP vs. HENDERSON SILVER KNIGHTS
Andersson – Tynan – Madden
Ward – Quine – Fagemo
Dudas – Turcotte – Chromiak
Lee – Helenius – Goulbourne
Björnfot – Spence
Bisson – Grans
Nousiainen – Allard
Game scratches: Gaunce, Inamoto, Kemp, Pavlychev, Thompson, Wagner
Recalled to NHL: Kupari
Out injured: Thomas, Doty
Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm PST tonight and the game can be viewed on AHL TV.
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