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Stoll, Frolov to play for Kings at K.C., and brother vs. brother?

September 22, 2009 | 11:19 am


Center Jarret Stoll, whose exhibition debut has been delayed because of arthritis in his right wrist, is scheduled to play tonight when the Kings face the New York Islanders at Kansas City's Sprint Center. Winger Alexander Frolov, hampered by a sore groin the past few days, is also expected to play, according to a Kings spokesman.

Stoll is scheduled to center for Teddy Purcell and Dustin Brown on the team's projected second line while Frolov will play the left side with Michal Handzus and Wayne Simmonds. But the Kings won't face No. 1 draft pick John Tavares, who flew home to prepare for the Islanders' only home exhibition game on Wednesday.

The game could feature a battle of brothers, with the Kings' Kevin Westgarth facing brother, Brett, a defenseman who also attended Princeton before he turned pro.

The Kings are the designated home team because their corporate parent, AEG, runs the Sprint Center. But the building could become the Islanders' real home if the proposed "Lighthouse" project -- which includes a new arena -- isn't built on Long Island.

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Kings forward Jarret Stoll. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times