Stanley Cup Finals 2012: Stop Asking Darryl Sutter About Simon Gagne

Simon Gagne is healthy for the first time in months, fully recovered from a concussion that forced him out of the Los Angeles Kings lineup for most of the season. He's with the team and was available on Media Day Tuesday, but the questions have lingered about his return to the lineup.

Will the Kings let him go, or would they rather stick with the lineup that's helped them roll through the Western Conference playoffs so far? Well, frankly, head coach Darryl Sutter is sick of talking about it.

"I think we talked about it yesterday," Sutter said Wednesday morning before Game 1. "It's what we said two weeks ago. There's zero chance. Now there's a chance, right? I'm not answering that question again about Simon. Cleared for contact, cleared for practice, traveling with the team. So there won't be any further update on that one because, quite honestly, the answer is the same and I don't know how to answer it, right? You tell the truth or say nothing."

So ... yeah, we're not sure if Simon Gagne's going to play in this series, then.

Stick with SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub for full Stanley Cup Finals coverage. For more on the New Jersey Devils, check out Devils blog In Lou We Trust. For more on the Los Angeles Kings, check out Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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