Kings' Stoll likely to miss Game 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 13, 2013

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Kings center Jarret Stoll is likely to miss Game 2 of Los Angeles' second-round playoff series against the Sharks after a hard hit from San Jose's Raffi Torres in the opener. Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter implied Wednesday that Stoll could be out for a significant length of time after getting hit by Torres, who has a history of dangerous play. Torres hit Stoll late in the second period of the defending Stanley Cup champions' 2-0 victory over San Jose on Tuesday. Stoll didn't return. Torres is expected to have an in-person disciplinary hearing with NHL officials over the hit. Game 2 is Thursday night. Sutter says he thought the hit was ''careless.'' A suspension for Torres wouldn't make him feel better because ''our player is quite a bit more important than theirs.''
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