NHL notes: Los Angeles Kings honoured at the White House

The Hockey Hall of Fame's Philip Pritchard shared this photo of the Kings and Galaxy at the White...

The Hockey Hall of Fame's Philip Pritchard shared this photo of the Kings and Galaxy at the White House in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (Twitter/@keeperofthecup)

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Two Hollywood teams made an appearance in the U.S. capital on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Galaxy were honoured for their Stanley Cup and MLS Cup wins last year by President Barack Obama at the White House.

"It is great to have both teams here not just because they share a hometown," Obama said.

The president received a Galaxy jersey and a soccer ball from U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan. Kings captain Dustin Brown then offered Obama a Kings jersey.

"That's a good-looking jersey," Obama told Brown. "Forty-four is a lucky number."

Obama then posed for a photo with the Kings and put his arm around Brown.

"Let me see that toothless grin. This is what a hockey player should look like."

Before meeting with the president, Kings forward Dustin Penner took a jab at Tim Thomas on Twitter after the former Boston Bruins netminder famously declined to meet with Obama in 2011.

"After careful consideration I've decided not to visit the White House today for political reasons LOL (laugh out loud) JK (just kidding) I'm not an idiot! Free trip? I'm in!"

'CANES PLACE JOKINEN, WALLACE ON WAIVERS

Jussi Jokinen and Tim Wallace appear to be no longer wanted by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Both forwards were placed on waivers Tuesday. The rest of the league has until noon Wednesday to put in a claim for either player.

Jokinen, a shootout specialist, scored five goals to go along with five assists in 30 games this season, while Wallace has a goal and 17 penalty minutes in 21 games.

Jokinen is in the second year of a three-year contract, worth $3 million per year. He is due to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2014.

Wallace is signed to a one-year, two-way contract.

BOLTS DEMOTE DEFENCEMAN LEE

Defenceman Brian Lee was assigned to the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate in Syracuse on Tuesday.

Lee, pointless in 22 games this season, has recorded 16 penalty minutes to go along with 49 hits and 28 blocked shots.

The native of Moorhead, Minn., has appeared in 209 career NHL games, collecting five goals and 36 points with 124 penalty minutes.

Lee was originally acquired by the Lightning from the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 26, 2012 in exchange for Matt Gilroy.


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