Will Lombardi surprise us and actually call up Loktionov? Probably not considering he and Murray are so adverse to playing Loktionov on wing, but they need some type of offensive player to step into that role, and Richardson is not the answer.
I will probably take heat for this but Hagman is on re-entry waivers for $1.5 million cap hit. With Parse and Penner out, and Lokti already being touted as strictly a center by Murray, I wouldnt mind taking a chance on Hagman. He has some serious sniping skills that we are missing on our 2nd line. He could mesh with Richards or allow Gagne to reunite with Richie while Hagman plays with Kopi. Just a thought.
The problem is cap space. The Kings have $1,685,309 available. Claiming Hagman would be a cap hit of $1.5M. Once everyone on the roster is healthy, they will have to get rid of somebody. I entertained the thought but not sure if it's the right idea. Guess we should see how Richardson does tonight playing with Richards and Brown.