Los Angeles Kings' center Jarret Stoll was suspended by the NHL for Game 2 of their series with the San Jose Sharks, for Stoll's hit on Ian White in Game 1. Stoll will sit out Saturday's game in San Jose, and it sounds like White will miss time as well for San Jose. Per Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times:
White, who suffered a cut lip and appeared wobbly as he left the ice, did not return to the game. He did not practice Friday and his status for Saturday’s game is questionable.
"At this present time I’d say no," Sharks Coach Todd McLellan said when asked if White will be able to play. McLellan also said White will be evaluated Saturday morning before the team’s game-day skate.
Quisp at Jewels From The Crown weighed the options for replacing Stoll for Game 2, which include young phenom Brayden Schenn:
Yes, he plays center. Yes, he has eight games of NHL experience at center (which is more than Moller). Terry Murray (back in October) voiced concerns about his defensive coverage as well. Whether Kings management think he's come along since then is anybody's guess.
Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday night at 7 p.m. at HP Pavilion in San Jose.
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