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Stoll rushed to L.A.-area hospital after seizure

Jul 3, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT


Kings forward Jarret Stoll was hospitalized on Wednesday morning after suffering a seizure, GM Dean Lombardi told the Los Angeles Times.

“Everything is OK. They’ve run some tests and they still had another one to run,” Lombardi explained. “The bottom line is that he’s fine.

“Now the issue is what caused it. There are a myriad of things that can cause them.”

Lombardi said the hospital planned to release Stoll later today after running a series of tests.

It should be noted the 31-year-old suffered a concussion during the playoffs, missing almost all of Los Angeles’ second-round series against San Jose following a Raffi Torres hit.

More on Stoll’s recovery from that injury, from the Times’ Helene Elliott:

“I’m skating so there’s no setbacks,” he said. “I’m taking it slow. I’ve done this before, earlier on in my career, so I know how it feels and what’s right and what’s not, if I’m off or back to normal or not. So just day by day.”

Stoll suffered two concussions during the 2006-07 season while playing for the Edmonton Oilers, including one that kept him out of the team’s final 30 games.

He said the problems resulting from this concussion were “not even close” to the severity of the symptoms he faced six years ago.

Following the Kings-Sharks series, Stoll returned to play in all five games against Chicago in the Western Conference finals.

  1. nj666 - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Hope he’s ok, heres to a speedy recovery. I hope to see him on the ice next season.

  2. r4n6er - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Good Luck buddy!

    • r4n6er - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      By the way this meant I hope recovers fast!

  3. jpelle82 - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    a guy with no history of seizures, suffers a serious head injury (3rd concussion) and winds up in the hospital to undergo neurological testing after a SEIZURE less than 2 months after the hit. makes torres’s suspension even more justified i guess

    • titansrbeast - Jul 3, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Lmao are you kidding me? I honestly hope Stoll is 100% ok and ready to go next season, but to even say this is the result of Raffi’s hit is just hilarious. I didn’t know people were still all worked up over that, seems like forever ago (even though it was, and still is a clean hit).

      • jpelle82 - Jul 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        i’m not worked up over it. just making an observation and a connection between the two events. they seem like a pretty interesting coincidence if you want to argue it. if savard winds up dead in his living room due to brain hemorage you dont think people would be looking at matt cooke for his hit a few years ago? you can bet there will be people blaming him. you’re a clown if you think it was a clean hit, a guy doesnt get suspended for an entire playoff series for a clean hit or even a borderline hit. a guy with history doesnt get the benefit of the doubt either.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        Hey! What do you know about brain damage? It has been proven that athletes who have suffered multiple concussions are seriously affected later in life. So, it could very well be a result of the hit, or not. The point is, only tests and time will confirm post concussion effects.

        Read and learn…
        “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) lists criteria for diagnosis of postconcussional disorder (PCD) in people who suffered a head trauma with persistent post-traumatic amnesia, loss of consciousness, or post-traumatic seizures.”

        “Post-traumatic seizures (PTS) are seizures that result from traumatic brain injury (TBI), brain damage caused by physical trauma.”

      • titansrbeast - Jul 4, 2013 at 3:40 AM

        Lol I’m a clown for thinking it was a clean hit? Oh ok, well then I guess Jarret Stoll is also a clown considering he was the one who took the hit and himself called it a clean hit. I’m not trying to say he didn’t hit him hard but it was not dirty and I’ve seen players get hit much harder with no problems moving forward. This COULD HAVE been from something non-hit related altogether, so to singe one guy out and mention Raffi’s name in this is just a bit much is all I’m saying.

      • titansrbeast - Jul 4, 2013 at 3:40 AM

        meant to say to single* out not singe lol

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      • blackhawksdynasty - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

        I came on here to offer a guy my best wishes on a speedy recovery – and THIS is the crap I find while reading comments from fellow hockey fans.


      • nj666 - Jul 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

        get a real job you bum.

  4. goodknave - Jul 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    I’m guessing Erin Andrews had something to do with this.

  5. sjsharks66 - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Hope he has a speedy recovery. Scary situation. To blame Torres though is crazy. He has had multiple concussions and ended up playing in the conference finals. If anything blame the team doctors for clearing him to play.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      It’s not about blaming. Every shot to the head can be the trigger for permanent brain damage. Torres or anybody before that.

    • chanceoffleury1 - Jul 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      This isn’t the team doctors’ faults. You don’t have to still be concussed for the seizure to be related to the concussion. Every head injury causes some sort of permanent damage whether it is detectable or not. The brain is a very fragile organ. Your body is not meant to be ripped and sewn back up. Your organs are not meant to be banging around hitting the hard tissues within your body. The way your body initially structures itself is the best way. For example, when somebody tears their achille’s tendon or their ACL, doctors can fix the tendon/ligament so the player eventually resumes full training and the player can look even better than they looked before! But that ACL or that new achille’s tendon will NEVER be as strong as the one that the body initially created on it’s own. Your body is not meant to be broken and put back together.

  6. northstarnic - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Best of luck to Stoll!

  7. drone501 - Jul 3, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    good luck to stoll from penguin country

    • blackhawksdynasty - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Ditto from Chi-town

  8. nicknyhc - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    His history of concussions very likely caused this seizure.

    Epilepsy is defined as a neurological disorder characterized by 2 or more UNEXPLAINED seizures i.e. they weren’t due to drug withdrawal, stroke, etc. Stoll will probaly have to undergo EEG testing and have his brain activity monitored for a couple days. If they find seizure activity he’ll most likely be diagnosed with epilepsy.

    Head trauma is one of the leading causes of epilepsy. I suffered a concussion when I was 7 and didn’t start having seizures until years later. The Raffi Torres hit might have caused all of this. I’m not blaming Torres, but that hit likely contributed.

    You can’t in good faith blame anyone. This kind of thing just happens….doctors can’t predict this.

  9. ron05342 - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Yeah, its pretty pathetic for someone to come here and post spam on a thread of such a serious nature.

    Shows you that some people lack just about 100% conscience. Just no sense of appropriateness; must live in a vacuum, distant from common sense and good morals.

  10. kingsforever - Jul 4, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    “clean hit” lol
    I’ll love to hit every Sharks fan with their definition of a clean hit and watch their health deteriorate and see if their opinion changes

  11. kingsforever - Jul 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Clowns can’t spell either….

    And yeah he said that because he’s friends with Torres, fio

  12. slysipops - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    go away trol

  13. blackhawksdynasty - Jul 3, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Seriously! Isn’t there a way to convince PHT or NBC to ban this garbage?

  14. blackhawksdynasty - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Ok, well, they got rid of one of them…….

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