Scuderi was returned to AHL Ontario on Tuesday, effectively helping the Kings maximize the benefits of designating another player to long-term injured reserve, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Rosen expectsthat either starting goalie Jonathan Quick (groin) or veteran forward Marian Gaborik (foot) is headed for LTIR. This will provide the club with extra cap relief against the upper limit in conjunction with Scuderi's move to the minors. The move makes a lot of sense given that veteran blueliner hasn't even draw into a game this season.
Scuderi was recalled from AHL Ontario on Monday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Scuderi has yet to play in a game with the Kings or the Reign this season. His recall is due to the injury to fellow blueliner Brayden McNabb (upper body), who was placed on IR on Sunday. It's unclear whether the Kings plan to dress the 37-year-old veteran, but even if they do, he's known as a shut-down depth defender that's never put up more than 16 points in a full NHL season.
Scuderi was waived Monday for the purpose of reassignment, Seth Rorabaugh of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports. Scuderi bounced around the league last season as he was traded twice before ending the season with the Kings. In total, the veteran logged 63 contests, while failing to record a goal and garnering just 10 helpers. The 37-year-old seems a long-shot to get picked up off the waiver wire, and if unclaimed will head to AHL Ontario.
Scuderi was a late scratch from Tuesday's matchup with the Flames, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Scuderi's absence is being listed as a coaches decision, although it remains unclear exactly what the cause is. The defenseman has 10 assists over 61 games this season and isn't worth much of a look in terms of his fantasy value. We should see his status updated prior to Thursday's game against the Ducks.
Scuderi notches pair of helpers in 5-2 win over the Stars on Tuesday. In his 41st game of the season, Scuderi finally managed a multi-point outing. The 37-year-old has certainly been having a bit of a rough year so far, as he's now with his third team of the season. With four points in nine games, he's already matched the number of points he put up in 25 games in Pittsburgh earlier this season.
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