Cechmanek missed six games with hip injury

Updated: January 7, 2004, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Kings activated goaltender Roman Cechmanek and right wing Ian Laperriere before Wednesday's game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

The Kings also assigned goaltender Mathieu Chouinard to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL and designated defenseman Maxim Kuznetsov for assignment.

The 32-year-old Cechmanek missed six games after aggravating a bruised hip in the Kings' 3-2 loss to Colorado on Dec. 20. He was first hurt during a 4-1 victory at Nashville on Dec. 11 and missed three games before returning against the Avalanche.

Cechmanek has a 12-10-1 record and a 2.30 goals-against average in 25 games.

The 29-year-old Laperriere, sidelined since Nov. 27 because of a concussion, had six assists in 20 games for the Kings.

Chouinard didn't play for the Kings after being recalled Saturday. Kuznetsov had one assist in 16 games for Los Angeles.

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