He still needs some work on his play away from the puck. I thought at times he was in poor position (particularly in his last game in a Kings uniform prior to being reassigned to Manchester). I think he can be a leading candidate to center the fourth line next season and has potential to be a two-way checking center.
He seems to have surpassed Trevor Lewis on the depth chart. It will be a nice battle between Elkins, Cliche and Lewis to see who gets a spot on the roster next season.