Kings news and notes for Game 7

Actually, there’s not much in the way of news going into Game 7 on Tuesday. Injured Kings center Jarret Stoll went for his longest skate yet on Monday, but there’s still no timetable for his return to the lineup. Stoll was sidelined by a concussion after the San Jose Sharks’ Raffi Torres hit him with an illegal check in Game 1. Torres was suspended for the rest of the series, including tonight’s game.

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Injured Kings center Jarret Stoll joins his teammates for a light workout

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.

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Kings center Jarret Stoll goes for a skate

Jarret Stoll went for his first skate Friday morning since he suffered a head injury in Game of the Kings’ second-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. Kings coach Darryl Sutter said there is no timetable for the veteran center’s return to the lineup. Stoll was injured when the Sharks’ Raffi Torres knocked him out of Game 1 with an illegal shoulder-to-head check. Torres was suspended for the rest of the series by the NHL.

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Looking forward to Game 3 in the Kings-Sharks second-round playoff series

The Kings and the San Jose Sharks were expected to make changes to their lineups for Game 3 of their second-round playoff series at 6 p.m. tonight at HP Pavilion. The Kings led the best-of-7 series 2-0 after winning the first two games at Staples Center.

Tanner Pearson, a rookie who has yet to play in an NHL game, skated on the Kings’ fourth line with Brad Richardson and Colin Fraser during the morning skate. It also appeared defenseman Keaton Ellerby would replace Alec Martinez for Game 3.

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Jarret Stoll’s condition is improved, but he’s still unlikely to play in series

Center Jarret Stoll continues to suffer from concussion symptoms and is mostly likely out for the rest of the Kings’ second-round playoff series. He was told to stay at home and rest rather than attend the Kings’ 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 on Thursday night. He won’t travel with the team to San Jose for Game 3 on Saturday. Stoll was injured by Raffi Torres’ shoulder-to-head check in Game 2. Torres was suspended by the NHL for the rest of the series.

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The Raffi Torres suspension is in …

and the Sharks’ repeat offender is suspended for the rest of the Western Conference semifinals. That means it could be a maximum of seven games if the series goes that far. It could be a minimum of three games if the Kings were to sweep. The Kings won

Game 1 2-0 on Tuesday. Torres had a hearing at the NHL headquarters in New York today. He was suspended for an illegal hit to the head. Torres hit Jarret Stoll at 19:02 in the second period of Game 1. Stoll didn’t return to the game and is out.

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Darryl Sutter hopes Brad Richardson fills void in a tough matchup at center

Kings coach Darryl Sutter likes center Brad Richardson’s game. He had no second thoughts about inserting him into Jarret Stoll’s spot on the third line. But since Richardson plays a position at which the Kings have an embarrassment of riches, Sutter spent most of the regular season scratching him from the lineup.

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Dustin Brown talks about Jarret Stoll’s injury and maintaining composure

Team captain Dustin Brown offered his opinions on all things relating to the Raffi Torres-Jarret Stoll incident in the second period of the Kings’ 2-0 victory over the Sharks on Tuesday. Brown gave a level-headed assessment of the play and the possible ramifications when the teams meet for Game 2 on Thursday night. He was calm, cool and collected as he spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s practice.

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