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Kings lose Tanner Pearson to injury, Tyler Toffoli to illness
Kings lose Tanner Pearson to injury, Tyler Toffoli to illness

Another month, another dose of adversity. In this case, it was a double dose for the Kings. The Kings will be without forwards Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli for an indefinite period. Toffoli was diagnosed Friday with mononucleosis and did not play against Winnipeg on Saturday. Pearson was injured in the second period against the Jets and did not return. The Kings first thought Pearson had a broken left ankle, but announced Sunday that it was a fractured fibula. They offered no timetable for his return. New York Rangers center Derek Stepan suffered a similar injury and was sidelined for about six weeks. Pearson was put on injured reserve and the Kings were planning on recalling...

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