EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 27, the Los Angeles Kings announced that center Jarret Stoll will miss the team’s remaining regular season games due to a groin injury. To replace Stoll, center Brian Boyle has been recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate.
Stoll took a hit during the third period of the Kings/Dallas Stars game on March 26 at Dallas and had to be helped off the ice. He did not return and was evaluated today in Nashville, where the Kings will face the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
Stoll ends the season with 18 goals (ten on the power play) and 23 assists for 41 points and 68 penalty minutes in 74 games. He also earned a -7 plus/minus rating. As of this writing, Stoll was ranked fifth in the league in face-off win percentage (57.2%).
Boyle, 24, has played in twenty games with the Kings this season, scoring a goal and adding an assist for two points with 18 penalty minutes.
The 6-7, 252-pound native of Hingham, Massachusetts has scored ten goals with eleven assists for 21 points with 73 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Monarchs this season.
Boyle was selected by the Kings in the first round (26th overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
In 28 career NHL games, Boyle has scored five goals with two assists for seven points with 22 penalty minutes.
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