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Ice Chips: Kings recall D Clarke from AHL

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Los Angeles Kings

The Kings announced Wednesday they have defenceman Brandt Clarke from the Ontario Reign of the AHL and placed Tobias Bjornfot on waivers. 

The Ottawa, Ont., native has skated in nine games for the Kings this season, netting a pair of assists while averaging 13:38 of ice time per game.

A member of Team Canada's gold-medal winning roster at the 2023 World Juniors, Clarke was drafted by the Kings with the eighth overall pick in 2021.

Clarke has 32 points in 30 games in the AHL.

Edmonton Oilers

Dylan Holloway has been activated from long-term injured reserve and loaned to the Bakersfield Condors, the Oilers announced Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Calgarian has not played since Nov. 13 against the New York Islanders after suffering a lower-body injury. 

Holloway is in his second season with the Oilers after being drafted by them with the 14th overall pick in 2020. 

Holloway has played in 14 games this season and has one point.

New Jersey Devils 

Devils forward Curtis Lazar is set to return to the ice, per team reporter Amanda Stein. 

Lazar, a native of Salmon Arm, B.C., last suited up for the Devils on Dec. 23, logging 14:37 minutes of ice time against the Detroit Red Wings

The 28-year-old missed time with a lower-body injury.

Devils head coach Lindy Ruff said Wednesday there is a chance the team will go 11 forwards and seven blueliners against the Washington Capitals depending on player availabilities with his forwards, some of which are dealing with issues that could keep them out.

The Devils also recalled forward Graeme Clarke from the Utica Comets of the AHL.

The 22-year-old from Minnesota has 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) in 27 games.

Columbus Blue Jackets 

Blue Jackets defenceman Adam Boqvist skated with the team on Wednesday, according to team reporter Jeff Svoboda. 

Head coach Pascal Vincent said Boqvist had started skating on his own. It was Boqvist's first full-team skate as he rehabs a shoulder injury.

Pittsburgh Penguins 

The Penguins announced Wednesday they have recalled defenceman Ryan Shea from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. 

Fellow blueliner John Ludvig was placed on injured reserve.

Shea has spent most of the 2023-24 season with the NHL's Penguins, recording six points in 22 games. 

The Milton, Mass., native has played four games with the AHL club.