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Kings activate Simmonds and Segal, place Stoll on injured reserve

December 26, 2009 |  1:05 pm

Segal_300 The Kings have activated forwards Wayne Simmonds (knee surgery) and Brandon Segal (knee) and placed center Jarret Stoll on the disabled list retroactive to Dec. 15 because of what they're calling a lower-body injury (it has been described as a groin problem).

Simmonds and Segal are expected to play tonight against the Coyotes at Arena in Glendale, Ariz., with Teddy Purcell and Peter Harrold as the healthy scratches.

Stoll and defenseman Randy Jones didn't accompany the team to Arizona. Jones had a stiff neck and headaches after a collision with Edmonton's Dustin Penner last week and has been restricted to riding an exercise bike -- stopping when he becomes dizzy. Those are some of the classic symptoms of a concussion, but the Kings have not officially said Penner has a concussion.

More tonight from Arena, where the Coyotes will hold a pregame ceremony to honor team captain Shane Doan, who recently appeared in his 1,000th NHL game -- all with the Jets/Coyotes franchise.

-- Helene Elliott, from Phoenix

Photo: Kings winger Brandon Segal battles Ducks defenseman Brendan Mikkelson along the boards earlier this season. Credit: Chris Carlson / Associated Press