SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Los Angeles Kings expect to get a boost Thursday night with the return of forward Justin Williams for Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series opener against the San Jose Sharks.
The 29-year-old forward finished tied with Dustin Brown as the Kings' second-leading scorer with 57 points despite missing the final nine games with a dislocated right shoulder.
"I wouldn't be here if I wasn't able to go out and do my best," Williams said Thursday morning. "I'm only at my best when I'm making stuff happen down low. You're going to get hit and you're going to get bounced. It's playoff time and everything is amped up."