Three weeks of uncertainty did not fully answer Jarret Stoll’s questions.
But the numerous visits to doctors managed to give the popular Kings center “peace of mind.”
Stoll suffered a seizure July 3 and was taken to a hospital. He was back home by the afternoon, skating a few weeks later and is more than ready for the start of training camp.
“I wish I have a little bit of an explanation,” Stoll said Wednesday. “Nothing really. Even with the concussion in the playoffs, I thought maybe those were connected. But they weren’t. That’s the good news, I guess.”
The concussion came in the second round of the playoffs, via Raffi Torres of the San Jose Sharks, a former teammate of Stoll’s in Edmonton. He would go on to sit out six games in the playoffs but returned for the series against Chicago.
Stoll credited his girlfriend, Erin Andrews, and teammate, defenseman Matt Greene, for their assistance during the frightening episode.
“It was [scary],” Stoll said. “I don’t remember anything. My girlfriend Erin, it was scary for her, it wasn’t easy for her, she did a great job. Greener did a great job. He came right over and helped out.”
The Kings were having medical exams Wednesday and will take the ice Thursday for their first official training camp sessions.
The favorable news regarding Stoll’s status was the best off-season development for the Kings.
“It took about three weeks to see doctors,” he said. “I went to Seattle to see doctors there. Got great care here. Everything looks normal, 100%. Just for peace of mind, I guess. I feel good. I feel healthy.”
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