Mersch was recalled from AHL Ontario on Wednesday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

After shipping forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore to Ottawa in a trade Tuesday, Los Angeles was in need of reinforcements up front. Recently acquired Nate Thompson has been out since Feb. 5 while dealing with a lower-body injury, and if he's unable to play Thursday in Pittsburgh, or any of the four games on the Kings' upcoming road trip, Mersch will slot into the lineup. The 24-year-old Mersch has put together a solid campaign in the minors thus far, notching 18 goals and 33 points in 45 contests.

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