May 16, 2013
Kings, Sharks make lineup changes after Raffi Torres hit on Jarret Stoll
By WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

Sharks forward Raffi Torres looks up after hitting Kings forward Jarret Stoll during Game 1 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, May 14, 2013. (DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters)

LOS ANGELES - For the past 24 hours all the chatter has been about who's not playing.

We know Los Angeles Kings centre Jarret Stoll is out with a suspected head injury, the result of a hellacious hit from San Jose Sharks winger Raffi Torres in their Western Conference semifinal opener.

We're pretty certain Torres is out, too, after he jetted to New York for Thursday's in-person disciplinary hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety. The verdict should come sometime before puck-drop for Thursday's Game 2 at the Staples Center, but Torres is suspended until further notice.

And now, we know who will replace them in the lineup.



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