GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes defenseman Adrian Aucoin
will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury when Phoenix takes on Los Angeles in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday.
Phoenix rookie defenseman Michael Stone
will make his NHL playoff debut and be paired with Rostislav Klesla
The Kings will be without fourth-line center Colin Fraser
, who had to attend to a family matter. Kyle Clifford
will play for Fraser on the Kings fourth line. He hasn't played since logging 2:29 of ice time in Game 1 against Vancouver. Brad Richardson
will move to center.
Stone, 21, played in just 13 games in the regular season, including the last two games of the season at St. Louis and Minnesota. He tallied three points and was a plus-7 in his limited action. He was a third-round draft pick in 2008 and played most of the past two seasons in the American Hockey League.
played in Aucoin's place in Game 1. He was paired with Michal Rozsival
while Klesla was on the right side next to Ekman-Larsson.
However, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett
prefers to have Klesla on his more natural left side and he can do that with Stone, a right-handed shot, in the lineup. Klesla was on the right side in Game 1 with Ekman-Larsson on the left and they were a combined minus-5.
Here are the lineups for each team based on how they skated in warmups:
- Anze Kopitar
- Justin Williams
- Mike Richards
- Jeff Carter
- Jarret Stoll
- Trevor Lewis
- Brad Richardson
- Jordan Nolan
- Drew Doughty
- Slava Voynov
Alex Martinez - Matt Greene
- Martin Hanzal
- Radim Vrbata
- Antoine Vermette
- Mikkel Boedker
- Boyd Gordon
- Lauri Korpikoski
- Daymond Langkow
- Kyle Chipchura
- Derek Morris
- Michal Rozsival
- Michael Stone
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