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Kings lose Williams for at least 3-4 weeks

Wednesday, 03.23.2011 / 12:28 AM / News

NHL.com

For most of this season, the Kings have crossed their fingers, knocked on wood and hoped that the injury bug would avoid striking them seriously. Luck ran out this week.

Justin Williams has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and is expected to miss at least 3-4 weeks. That means Williams is all but certain to miss the rest of the regular season and retains at least a chance of returning for the playoffs, if the Kings qualify.

Williams had to leave Monday night's game in the middle of the third period after being checked into the boards by Robyn Regehr. Williams skated off the ice, holding his arm awkwardly, went directly to the locker room and did not return to the Kings' bench.

Justin Williams suffered a separated shoulder in the 3rd period yesterday against Calgary.

"It will be a rehab process now," coach Terry Murray said after Tuesday's practice. "Give it a chance and see how it comes around. Obviously there will have to be a harness worn, as you come back and start to see if it's going to work or not, and make a decision as to whether he can play or what it will be like after four weeks of rehab."

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