Jarret Stoll was an easy man to find during the Kings’ practice Saturday in El Segundo. He was the one wearing a bright green practice jersey to distinguish him from his teammates, who wore white or gold or back colors. Stoll skated a bit, handled the puck some and took some shots on goalie Jonathan Bernier, but he’s only slightly closer to returning to the Kings’ lineup than he was when he suffered a concussion in Game 1 against the San Jose Sharks. The veteran center has made some progress, however. Skating on his own was one step and joining his teammates for a limited workout with them was another.
“It is what it is,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said when asked about Stoll. “He’s got a brain injury. He can’t play.We play with every other injury because you’re hurting, but you can’t play with a (concussion). It’s very simple.”
Stoll declined an interview request. He was injured on a hit from the Sharks’ Raffi Torres in Game 1 of the series. Torres was suspended for the rest of the series by the NHL.