Kings won’t confirm or deny report of center Jarret Stoll’s hospitalization

A Kings spokesman would not comment on a report on the Los Angeles Times website that center Jarret Stoll suffered a seizure and was hospitalized. The Times quoted general manager Dean Lombardi as saying he expected Stoll to be released Wednesday afternoon. Lombardi also said there are a number of things that could cause a seizure.

Stoll, 31, suffered a concussion in Game 1 of the Kings’ second-round playoff victory over the San Jose Sharks and sat out the rest of the seven-game series. He played without incident in the Kings’ loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the next round. Stoll had 18 points during the regular season, including seven goals.

After playing in 148 consecutive games from Feb. 27, 2004 to Jan. 18, 2007, Stoll was sidelined by a fractured nose while playing for the Edmonton Oilers. He then sat out the final 30 games of the 2006-07 season because of a concussion. The Kings acquired Stoll and defenseman Matt Greene from the Oilers for defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky on June 29, 2008. Stoll just completed his fifth season with the Kings.

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