McBain was placed on waivers by Arizona on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The 28-year-old defenseman doesn't have a point, and has a -1 +/- this year, so he hasn't provided much value yet this year at the NHL level. If he clears waivers, he'll report to AHL Tucson.
McBain has offered little in terms of fantasy value through the first two games of the season, despite averaging 2:25 of power-play ice time per night. McBain's statsheet is limited to two shots on goal, one blocked shot, and a minus-2 rating. Owners expecting more out of the 28-year-old due to his inclusion on the second power-play unit will likely join the chorus of fans calling on McBain to be scratched from the lineup.
McBain will not play for the Kings in Monday night's road tilt at Chicago due to the birth of his child, Helene Elliot of the LA Times reports. Although McBain will miss Monday night's game against the Blackhawks, this is likely not something that will keep him out of the lineup for very long. He could possibly return as soon as Tuesday night when the Kings play at St. Louis. Derek Forbort and Jeff Schultz could draw into the lineup as a result of McBain being out on Monday.
McBain was recalled by the Kings on Thursday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. With Matt Greene still day-to-day with an upper-body injury, McBain will provide the Kings with additional depth at defense in his absence. McBain tallied nine points (three goals, six assists) in 26 games with the Kings last season.
Jamie McBain re-signed Friday with the Kings on a one-year, two-way contract, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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