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LA Kings recall center Mike Richards after 16 games in AHL (The Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Kings recalled Mike Richards from their AHL affiliate on Sunday, two months after the $69 million center’s high-profile demotion. After three losses in their past four games, the Kings (34-23-14) sit two points behind Calgary for third place in the Pacific Division when they visit the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Richards was waived and subsequently sent to the minors in January when the Kings finally lost patience with several seasons of declining offensive production. The former Philadelphia Flyers captain won two titles with the Kings in an important two-way role, but he has just five goals and 10 assists in 47 games with Los Angeles this season.