April 15, 2011
UPDATE at 10:22 am: Brodie Brazil has just informed CSN California that Jarret Stoll has an 11am PT phone hearing with the NHL for his hit on Ian White in Thursday's game.
The Los Angeles Kings are already playing in the playoffs shorthanded thanks to an ankle injury to Anze Kopitar and losing another centerman would do nothing to help them try to beat the Sharks in the first round of the playoffs. During last nights 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose, Kings center Jarret Stoll delivered a hit from behind to Sharks defenseman Ian White that might see him getting a call from the NHL.Stoll boarded White while he was looking to fish out the puck along the boards behind the San Jose net and ended up smashing Stolls head into the top of the boards where the dasher meets the glass. The ugly hit put White down and he was removed from the game and did not return. There was no penalty called on the play.
CSN Bay Areas Brodie Brazil reported on Twitter after the game saying that the league is looking into the hit and that White is not feeling well. Sharks players are not too happy with the lack of call on the play and the fact that White is hurt. Sharks coach Todd McLellan was able to keep it all in perspective.
We did have a chance to look at it, Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan said. After the game we got a really good angle from right behind the glass. There was a camera right there and the good news for us is the league is looking at these types of things. They take them very serious. The bad news is we lost a very good defenseman that we count on.READ MORE>