Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/22/11

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Captain Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on prior to a faceoff during the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on November 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Flyers defeated the Kings 3-2. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have activated forward Mike Richards from the injured reserve list (upper body injury), Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi announced Thursday. Richards has missed the last eight games due to the injury, which he suffered December 1 in a game against Florida. In 25 games this season, his first with the club, he has 20 points (11-9=20), 17 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. Richards leads the club with 11 goals and two short-handed goals. The Kings host Anaheim tonight (Thursday) at STAPLES Center at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FS West and KTLK 1150.
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