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Aucoin out for Coyotes; Fraser to miss game for L.A.

by Dan Rosen
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 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.

David Schlemko 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:


Dustin Penner - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams
Dustin Penner - Mike Richards - Jeff Carter
Dwight King - Jarret Stoll - Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford - Brad Richardson - Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi - Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell - Slava Voynov
Alex Martinez - Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier


Ray Whitney - Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Shane Doan - Antoine Vermette - Mikkel Boedker
Taylor Pyatt - Boyd Gordon - Lauri Korpikoski
Gilbert Brule - Daymond Langkow - Kyle Chipchura

Keith Yandle - Derek Morris
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Michal Rozsival
Rostislav Klesla - Michael Stone

Mike Smith
Jason LaBarbera

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