The L.A. Kings will visit the White House and be honored by the President of the United States on Monday for their 2014 Stanley Cup victory.
One player who won’t be there is Mike Richards.
The 29-year-old had three goals and 10 points last spring as the Kings captured their second Stanley Cup in three years.
Richards cleared waivers and was sent to the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs last week, but was invited by the Kings to join club in Washington.
The Monarchs don’t play again until Wednesday, but according to Jon Rosen, Richards declined the offer.
Richards had two shots on goal in his Monarchs debut as Manchester defeated the Portland Pirates 3-1 on Friday night.