Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, who had hip surgery during the offseason, did not practice Sunday and will not play against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday, according to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register.
Hammond reported Stoll sat out Sunday by design. He also isn't expected to play against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday or next Sunday.
"We're just sticking right to the program that we had for him," Kings coach Darryl Sutter told the newspaper. "We wanted him to skate two days, take the third day off and start ramping [up] again from there. Get into more contact."
Stoll had eight goals and 19 assists in 78 games last season. He had three goals and three assists in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games.