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Video- Tanner Pearson And Tyler Toffoli May Be Out For An Extended Period Of Time For The LA Kings

from Rich Hammond of the OC Register,

The Kings lost a lot on Saturday, including their top two young wingers and a chance at a remarkable comeback victory.

After a wild start, in which Winnipeg scored goals on its first three shots, the Kings rallied and took a third-period lead but then lost 5-4 in a shootout in front of 18,230 at Staples Center.

The result seemed secondary to the fact that the Kings must now go forward without both Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli, two of their top four goal scorers this season.

Shortly before the game, the Kings announced that Toffoli had been diagnosed with nononucleosis, an energy-sapping virus that will sideline him for multiple weeks.

Then, during the second period, Pearson battled with Winnipeg's Jay Harrison and went feet-first into the boards. Pearson has initially been diagnosed with a broken left ankle, as first reported on the Kings' official blog late Saturday night, but Pearson is scheduled to undergo more tests Sunday.

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via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Tanner Pearson, who crashed heavily into the boards during a second period scoring opportunity in Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss to Winnipeg, suffered a broken bone in his left leg, LA Kings Insider has learned. At this point, there is no timetable for his return.

“They told us he would not return, so I’ll give you more information as we go along,” Darryl Sutter said after the game when asked if he was able to provide any information on the nature of the injury.

A reliable source told LA Kings Insider during the second intermission that the injury was a broken ankle, information that hockey operations confirmed. A follow-up conversation with a third source said that the injury may be located more in the lower leg, and not the ankle.

Below, watch the Pearson injury...

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  Tags: tanner+pearson, tyler+toffoli

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shazam88's avatar

Yeah I’m no ortho but if I had to guess, this doesn’t seem like one of those “he’s young so 6 weeks for the bone to fully heal” situations. I can only hope that this gives some Monarch like Weal (or Shore) a chance to shine. Regardless, the way we were playing even before this left no reason to be optimistic.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 01/11/15 at 12:53 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Broken left fibula.for Pearson.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/11/15 at 03:21 PM ET

Paul's avatar

And no idea why the video of the injury is not working, maybe the NHL pulled it?

Now it works.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/11/15 at 03:21 PM ET

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