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Kings’ Stoll says seizure not ‘connected’ to concussion

Sep 12, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT


Jarret Stoll isn’t sure what caused his seizure in early July, but he knows it wasn’t from a concussion suffered in the postseason.

“I wish I have a little bit of an explanation,” Stoll told the LA Times on Wednesday. “Nothing really. Even with the concussion in the playoffs, I thought maybe those were connected. But they weren’t.

“That’s the good news, I guess.”

Stoll, 31, was rushed to a L.A.-area hospital the morning of July 3 after suffering the seizure and underwent a series of tests, according to Kings GM Dean Lombardi.

A few months earlier, he suffered a concussion (the second of his career) on a high hit from Sharks forward Raffi Torres.

Stoll missed almost all of Los Angeles’ second-round playoff win against San Jose, but did return to play all five Western Conference finals games against Chicago.

So, it remains unclear what caused the seizure. In speaking with LA Kings Insider earlier this month, Stoll wasn’t offering much detail.

“I feel fine. I feel a hundred percent,” he explained. “That’s not an issue. I think it’s more of an issue if people talk about it, and it’s just one of those things that happened that I wish didn’t, but it did.”

Stoll was medically cleared to return to action for the start of training camp and says he’s doing well.

“I feel good,” he told the Times. “I feel healthy.”

  1. kingsforever - Sep 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    The only King that wasn’t hurt after 2 rounds was Kopitar…..and the entire fan base thought he was based on his play. I’m surprised Chicago didn’t end it in 4.

    • pirovash88 - Sep 12, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      As a Kings fan i was hoping Kopitar was playing through an injury.. Dude should’ve at least lied about it, what’ve made more sense considering how badly he was playing.

      • blomfeld - Sep 13, 2013 at 1:28 AM

        “Dude should’ve at least lied about it” …

        sorry pal, but deceit precludes you from being a ‘true’ Kings fan and therefore we have no room for you in our ‘glorious’ ranks !

  2. ethanmacleod1685 - Sep 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    It’s not connected,however it was connected to the excess amount of acid he was tripping his balls off too.

    P.s I have no source to confirm this.

    • beelza - Sep 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      Everytime I think I speak Canadian Hockey English, I see a phrase that reminds I do not. “… tripping his balls off too.”

  3. beelza - Sep 12, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    And daylight has nothing to do with the sun. Concussions have long been proven to be associated with seizures-especially concussion symptoms that go untreated. Seizure’s are a reason why concussed players do not fly.

  4. blomfeld - Sep 13, 2013 at 2:04 AM


    Jarret Stoll is an integral part of our ‘glorious’ lineup and he’ll be there ‘front & center’ as we now embark upon a new campaign destined for ‘supreme victory’ yet again ! The ‘pig’ Torres will be dealt with in due course, make no mistake about it, In the meantime however, let ‘quick’s the word and sharp’s the action’ be the orders for our day ! :)

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