L.A. Kings’ forward Jarret Stoll will miss his second game on Monday due to an upper body injury.
Stoll was injured during the Kings’ 4-0 win in Vancouver on Thursday night and has not skated since.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Stoll is still being evaluated.
“We’re not going to have a recall here today, by any means,” said Assistant GM Rob Blake. “We don’t have a timetable on Stollie yet. He’s not playing [on Monday].”
Lisa Dillman reports Stoll was injured on a third period hit from Canucks’ forward Derek Dorsett.
Blake was asked if there’s any concern that Stoll’s injury could be long-term.
“Hopefully, not,” he said. “You saw the hit. . . . The problem with that is we don’t have a timetable for that stuff.”
With Stoll set to miss a second game, Andy Andreoff will get another opportunity tonight when the Kings play host to the Arizona Coyotes.
The 23-year-old won 5 of 6 face-offs and played 8:28 in the Kings’ 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
“It’s tough. It’s been a long year,” said Andreoff, who played in just his second game since Feb. 3 on Saturday. “But I’m kind of getting used to it. You just got to make sure you’re being the hardest worker in practice and being ready for the opportunity.”
The Kings have won two of three meetings with the Coyotes this season. Monday is fourth and final game between the two clubs this season.
Skapski starts vs. Sabres
Mackenzie Skapski will make his second career NHL start tonight as the New York Rangers visit the Buffalo Sabres. The 20-year-old got his first NHL win with a 24 save performance defeating the Sabres 3-1 on Feb. 20. Skapski was 12-7-3 to go along with a .914 save percentage and a 2.38 in 24 AHL games prior to being recalled.
Anders Lindback gets the nod for Buffalo.
Blackhawks at Sharks: Corey Crawford vs. Antti Niemi
Leafs at Canucks: Jonathan Bernier vs. Eddie Lack
Panthers at Hurricanes: Dan Ellis vs. Cam Ward
Canadiens at Islanders: Carey Price vs. Michal Neuvirth
Jets at Lightning: Ondrej Pavelec vs. Andrei Vasilevskiy
Wild at Blues: Devan Dubnyk vs. Brian Elliott
Devils at Coyotes:Cory Schneider vs. Mike Smith
Flames at Avalanche: Karri Ramo vs. Semyon Varlamov
Predators at Kings: Pekka Rinne vs. Jonathan Quick
The Vancouver Canucks have signed free agent defenseman Ashton Sautner to an entry-level contract.
The 20-yeat-old was 12th among blue liners in scoring in the Western Hockey League with 12 goals and 48 points in 68 games entering Friday night’s action
“Playing pro hockey was definitely on my mind (coming into this season),” Sautner told the Saskatoon Star Phoenix. “It’s so exciting. I can’t thank my friends and family enough for all of their support over the years.”
The 6-foot, 192-pound native of Flaxcombe, Saskatchewan attended Arizona Coyotes camp last summer.
Sautner won a Memorial Cup last spring with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
He is expected to join the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League once his WHL season is over.