Waiting must have been the hardest part for two talented Los Angeles Kings prospects.
Slava Voynov and Andrei Loktionov, already armed with encouraging, though brief, NHL performances, will be back in the lineup when the Kings take part in the season's first two installments of the Freeway Faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks at STAPLES Center on Wednesday and Honda Center on Thursday.
Voynov returns to the Los Angeles lineup to fill in for Alec Martinez, who was placed on injured reserve Monday due to an upper body injury sustained in a hit by Minnesota's Warren Peters, who was assessed a five-minute major but no suspension on the play. Drawing praise from Head Coach Terry Murray, Martinez remained in the game to score a power play goal early in the second period of Saturday's 5-2 win.
Recording two goals and an assist all of which came in a 5-3 win at Dallas on October 27 while averaging over 20 minutes of ice time in five games with the Kings earlier this season, Voynov has sho...