Brown hurt ankle Nov. 29

Updated: January 25, 2004, 2:42 AM ET
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LOS ANGELES -- The injury-riddled Los Angeles Kings got a bit healthier Saturday when they activated rookie right wing Dustin Brown from injured reserve.

Selected 13th overall in last year's draft, Brown suffered a sprained ankle Nov. 29 in a 3-1 victory over Chicago. The 19-year old, who has one goal and two assists in 21 games, missed 26 contests.

The return of Brown is more than welcome for the Kings, who are without top forwards Jason Allison, Adam Deadmarsh, Ziggy Palffy and Martin Straka due to injuries.