Kings Recall 3 Top Prospects

As the NHL returns to action, the Los Angeles Kings have recalled three of their top prospects that were playing in the AHL - Quinton Byfield, Rasmus Kupari, and Jordan Spence. All three have played games in the NHL already this season. Kupari and Spence last played for the Kings on December 23 in a shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes while Byfield last played on October 25.
All three should be in the NHL, except the Kings have a lot of talent filling their roster. Arthur Kaliyev landing on the injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 20 was part of the reason for the recalling of two forwards. It has yet to be revealed where each will fit into the lineup if at all for the Kings' game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Byfield scored nine goals and 15 points in 16 AHL games and should be put into a role that will help him score and succeed in the NHL. He can do it, he just needs an opportunity.

Spence would likely take Sean Walker out of the lineup when he gets to play as they are both right shot defencemen. Take your pick at whether Jaret Anderson-Dolan or Brendan Lemieux come out of the lineup if Kupari and Byfield get into the same game. Byfield needs to at least play on the third line, so don't be surprised to see Blake Lizotte pushed to the fourth line.

It's always an exciting time for fans when top prospects get recalled and get to play in the NHL since it means the future is that much closer to arriving.

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