Following Thursday’s acquisition of Torrey Mitchell from the Canadiens, the Kings have placed center Brooks Laich on waivers, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link). Laich attended training camp with Los Angeles but wasn’t given a contract at that time. He did, however, remain with the team on a PTO into the season and when Jeff Carter went down with a long-term ankle injury, he signed a one-year contract worth the league minimum $650K in the NHL and $50K at the minor league level.