Gravel has recorded just two assists in 30 games since being recalled from the AHL in early November. Gravel hasn't leveraged his consistent playing time into any meaningful fantasy production to date but it should be noted that he's logged time on the Kings' second power play unit over his last dozen games so he could be a sneaky option for those desperate for help in daily formats on a light night.
Gravel was called up Thursday from AHL Ontario, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Gravel has yet to play for the Kings this season, but the NHL Department of Player Safety is discussing a suspension to Tom Gilbert which would require Gravel to slot into the lineup Thursday. Through six minor league games this year, the defenseman has a pair of helpers, six shots on goal, and a minus-2 rating. Even if he were to stick around long-term, it might be too early for owners to consider picking up the 24-year-old.
Gravel was reassigned to AHL Ontario following the Kings' exit from the playoffs, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Gravel didn't see any action for the Kings in their first round loss to the Sharks. He'll finish the season in the AHL playoffs.
Gravel was recalled by the Kings on Friday. Gravel was recalled to supply the Kings with additional depth at defense, as Alec Martinez sustained an undisclosed injury in Thursday's Game 1 against the Sharks, and may not be available for Saturday's Game 2. Gravel has registered two shots on goal over five games with the Kings this season, and won't be worth consideration in daily contests if he suits up for Saturday's matchup with San Jose.
Gravel was assigned to AHL Ontario on Tuesday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Gravel has participated in just five games for the Kings this year, so he'll return to Ontario, where he's spent the majority of his time. With the playoffs about to begin, Gravel is highly unlikely to get on the ice, even if he does get recalled by the Kings at some point in the near future, so he's safe to avoid in fantasy leagues.
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