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2011 NHL Playoffs First Round, Kings Vs. Sharks Game 2 Preview: No Stoll, No Zeiler Either For Kings

The Los Angeles Kings will look to even their first round NHL playoff series with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, as Game 2 takes place at HP Pavilion. The Kings will be without Jarret Stoll, who was suspended for Game 2 for a hit on Ian White of San Jose in Game 1. The Kings were going to call up John Zeiler to replace Stoll, but a logistical error prevented that from happening, per Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times:

Apparently they realized late Friday they couldn’t get Zeiler through the re-entry waiver process after learning about Stoll's fate early Friday afternoon. A club spokesman at about 6:40 p.m. said  that Zeiler won’t be winging west -- and nor will Brayden Schenn or anyone else. Forward Oscar Moller, a healthy scratch in the Kings’ 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1, will instead take Stoll’s spot.

"Our intent was to recall (Zeiler), but given the timing of today’s ruling, we could not have him clear re-entry waivers in time for tomorrow’s game," a team spokesman told Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider. Tonight's 7 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West and Versus.

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