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Cloutier Down, Taylor Up...

...that's the way I like to... watch Kings hockey. Dan Taylor got called up on an emergency basis today in place of Dan Cloutier. Apparently Cloutier has strained his groin, probably from the TERRIBLE conditions on the Kings bus to Anaheim last night. Poor guy.

Taylor has been playing in Manchester most of the year, sporting a 2.40 GAA and a .920 SV%. He's only 21 and was expected to play in the ECHL most of the year but he got called up because of injuries and ended up playing really well. Still, I think Quick is probably the better goaltender for the Monarchs right now, so hopefully they won't miss Taylor as they head towards the playoffs.

I kind of doubt Taylor will see any action. He would ideally start tonight since Ersberg had a long night last night, but I'm not sure if he'll be ready to go because our game's in LA and he has to fly from Manchester. Sure would be nice to have an AHL team around here...