Rich Hammond, the LA Kings Insider, has reported that Justin Williams
sustained some type of minor lower-body injury during the morning skate and is doubtful for tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars
Terry Murray would not disclose the nature of the injury but said he doesn’t expect Williams to be out for long. Williams left the ice early, under his own power, and didn’t appear to be seriously hurt. Murray said any number of players - Dustin Brown, Alexander Frolov, Trevor Lewis, Peter Harrold or Teddy Purcell - could take Williams’ place on the Kings No. 1 line alongside center Anze Kopitar and left wing Ryan Smyth.
Williams has gotten off to a great start with the Kings in 2009-10, third on the team in scoring with 3-6=9. The line of Smyth-Kopitar-Williams has combined to score 14 of the Kings 28 goals and 35 points overall in nine games.
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