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Dean Lombardi On A Few Topics Regarding The Los Angeles Kings

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times,

Weeks after Jarret Stoll was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy, he met with his boss, Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi.

Lombardi was the man who traded for Stoll in 2008 and watched as the center became a team leader and helped spark the organization to its first Stanley Cup championship in 2012 and another in 2014.

"Probably one of the most gut-wrenching meetings I've had in my entire career, and I've had meetings with lots of players," Lombardi said of their talk last month.

These were Lombardi's first public comments on the matter since Stoll was arrested in mid-April in Las Vegas, shortly after the Kings' season ended. The defending Stanley Cup champions did not qualify for the playoffs and Stoll is due to become a free agent.

Lombardi conducted a conference call with reporters Tuesday and discussed the Stoll arrest and the Slava Voynov incident, issuing several mea culpas. Voynov's trial on a felony domestic violence charge is scheduled to start in July.

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