The Los Angeles Kings have signed veteran forward Brooks Laich to a two-way deal for the league minimum, confirms TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.

McKenzie says the Laich deal was in place before forward Jeff Carter went down with an injury Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a laceration on his left leg suffered when he was hit into the board by Habs defenceman Jeff Petry.

Laich signed a professional tryout with the Kings prior to camp and appeared in one game during the preseason, scoring the game-winner in overtime.