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Kings’ Stoll has been medically cleared to play

May 31, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

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L.A. Kings’ forward Jarret Stoll, who was injured from a massive open-ice body check from San Jose Sharks’ forward Raffi Torres in the second round, has been cleared to play, according to Farhan Lalji of TSN.

But, as Lalji reported, Stoll has yet to tell head coach Darryl Sutter that he is ready to play.

It was reported that Stoll may have suffered head and shoulder injuries following the hit, which occurred in Game 1 of the semifinal series.

Torres was suspended for the remainder of the series.

Stoll skated for the first time since the injury just seven days ago.

The Kings, defending Stanley Cup champions, advanced past the Sharks and now play the Chicago Blackhawks, the 2013 Presidents’ Trophy winners, in the Western Conference final.

The 30-year-old center had one assist in the first seven games of these playoffs.

  1. qauzaq - May 31, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Awesome news! Go kings!

  2. kingsforever - May 31, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    This officially puts us with more depth at center than Chicago

    • FireBettman - May 31, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      It also is gonna make us way stronger on faceoffs. Something we needed in the SJ series

  3. JoeAvg - May 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Off topic of the Kings but on with injuries, I’m surprised that nothing I’ve seen on PHT has referenced this powerful video short on Clint Malarchuck’s. Titled Cutthroat (not sure I like that), it’s a must see though quite graphic. If it wasn’t going to be a part of a PHT Morning Skate it should be. If it was and I missed it, sorry.

  4. blomfeld - Jun 1, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    “Not having Stoll is like going into battle with only one boot on” … General James “Pete” Longstreet

    This is ‘fantastic’ news and it couldn’t have come at a better time ! Our friend and comrade Jarret Stoll, glorious ‘slayer’ of the Canucks last year in April, is now set to rejoin our ranks just in time for the show ! I’m not a religious man as such, but you’ve nonetheless gotta admit man that something’s going down here eh ? The communist Toews and his socially ‘impaired’ sidekick Kane are about to get the surprise of their lives … and those freaks Crawford and Emery guarding the Hawk’s cage are about to see more rubber than some Good Year tire plant ! I personally love when things like this happen and even more, I love when when rats gorging on cheese, discover that such cheese has been compromised ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Blomfeld’s ‘personal’ prediction … Kings in 3 ! :)

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