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Kings' Jarret Stoll is OK after seizure

Stoll was rushed to a hospital after suffering a seizure at his Hermosa Beach home.

July 03, 2013|Staff and wire reports
  • Kings center Jarret Stoll suffered a seizure at his Hermosa Beach home on Wednesday.
Kings center Jarret Stoll suffered a seizure at his Hermosa Beach home on… (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)

Kings center Jarret Stoll was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday, having suffered a seizure at his Hermosa Beach home, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said.

Lombardi said that tests were run on Stoll and that it was expected he would be released later in the day. He said Stoll was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, and Lombardi visited him there Wednesday morning.

"Everything is OK. They've run some tests and they still had another one to run," Lombardi told The Times. "The bottom line is that he's fine. Now the issue is what caused it.

"There are a myriad of things that can cause them."

Stoll, 31, suffered a concussion on a hit from San Jose Sharks winger Raffi Torres in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal playoff series. He sat out the rest of that series but returned for the first game of the conference finals against Chicago.

That was not the first concussion Stoll suffered. He also suffered one in the 2006-07 season while playing for the Edmonton Oilers.

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