No mono for Shore, but status unclear; Stothers honored - LA Kings Insider

If you were on Twitter Sunday afternoon (and there’s a good chance many of you weren’t), you may have caught a brief update on forward Nick Shore, who did not play in the season finale against San Jose on Saturday. That update:

As confirmed by hockey operations, the tests revealed that the 22-year-old does not have mononucleosis. However, the center may “have some other health issues we need to clear up first” before he would join the Monarchs for the Calder Cup Playoffs, as I have been told. The specifics on Shore’s health or any sort of recovery timetable were not immediately revealed.

Manchester concludes the season with a three-in-three that will bring Portland and Worcester to Verizon Wireless Arena before a Sunday finale in Providence. With 105 points, the Monarchs have already claimed the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as regular season champions and will have home-ice advantage through the playoffs. On Wednesday, it was announced that Head Coach Mike Stothers was voted as the Louis. A.R. Pieri Memorial Award winner, which is presented to the league’s coach of the year following a vote by coaches and members of the media throughout the league’s 30 cities.