Williams, 27, has missed the season's first 25 games after undergoing surgery on Sept. 18 to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. The Cobourg, Ont. native registered 30 points (9g, 21) in 37 games during the 2007-08 season, missing 45 games due to injury. Williams has earned 306 points (121g, 185a) in 459 career NHL games with Philadelphia and Carolina.
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