On Tuesday, he was in surgery.
Pearson required the procedure after breaking his left leg in the second period against the
Initially, the Kings were not sure whether Pearson would need surgery, but he saw a specialist Monday. An approximate timetable of three months projects to the first round of the
Pearson's rookie season had started brightly. He was named the league's rookie of the month in October before slowing in November and December. In 42 games, he had 12 goals and 16 points.
His spot in the skills competition will be taken by Montreal forward Jiri Sekac, who has recorded 15 points in 34 games.
Pearson's linemate Tyler Toffoli was diagnosed with mononucleosis Friday. Toffoli skated Tuesday and Sutter said, "so that's encouraging."
KINGS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 790.