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Report: Justin Williams Out For Season - UPDATED

From NHL.com:

The Los Angeles Kings gained a critical two points Monday night against the Calgary Flames, but the loss they sustained could have a bigger impact.

Justin Williams left the game in the second period, and Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider reports he is expected to miss the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder. Williams is second on the Kings with 57 points this season and third in goals with 22. He has spent much of this season on a productive second line with Jarrett Stoll and Ryan Smyth.

Hammond also reports the Kings have recalled Oscar Moller from Manchester of the American Hockey League to replace Williams on the roster.


Rich Hammond will likely update more here as available.

Update 4:32pm ET: From Rich Hammond at LA Kings Insider

Justin Williams is expected to miss 3-4 weeks because of his shoulder injury, so theoretically he could return during the playoffs if things went well for him and the team. Terry Murray did not discuss Oscar Moller or his potential role, since Moller has not officially been called up (until paperwork is completed).

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Primis's avatar

Justin Williams missing time due to injury is no longer news.  It’s like saying it’s going to get dark outside at night.

Posted by Primis on 03/22/11 at 06:01 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Boy that poor guy can’t stay healthy can he ?

Posted by Evilpens on 03/22/11 at 06:09 PM ET

dmackay14's avatar

Does Oscar Moller have a 2 way?

Posted by dmackay14 on 03/22/11 at 09:34 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Yeah, he has a two way contract.

Regardless, he’s still waiver exempt.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 03/23/11 at 02:04 PM ET

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