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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.

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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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King Extend Williams

per Bob McKenzie tweet,

LAK Justin Williams signs a four year deal worth $14.6M .

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Afternoon Line

“I’ve had a tough three years.  t was tougher mentally than it was physically. You need to have faith in yourself, and know that this isn’t going to break you.”

-Justn Williams of the LA Kings via Jason Chamberlain of the Northumberland News where you can read more on Williams.

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Justin Williams Out With Knee, Leg Or Foot Injury

via Helene Elliott at the Fabulous Forum,

The official word from the Kings on right wing Justin Williams, who was carried off the ice on a stretcher early in the first period Saturday after injuring his right leg, is that he has a lower-body injury.

What were the odds that would be the official announcement?

The idea of teams being vague about injuries is understandable on some level. Teams don’t want to be specific because they fear an opponent might poke at it when that player returns.

But Williams was carried off on a stretcher, won’t return tonight and will be re-evaluated tomorrow. A bit more information would be appropriate in this instance because the stretcher leads to thoughts of horrible injuries—and that might not be the case.

update 8:30am 12/27/09, Broken leg for Williams.  Watch video below…

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Justin Williams Out With Broken Hand

via Paul Branecky of CarolinaHurricanes.com,

It appears that Justin Williams’ recent bad luck with injuries has struck again.

The Hurricanes winger, who missed the team’s first 25 games with a ruptured Achilles tendon, is expected to miss at least a month after a slap shot broke a bone in his hand last night in Buffalo. A decision will be made on whether to perform surgery in the coming days.

“He walked on that bus last night and he looked about as low as a man can,” said Coach Paul Maurice of Williams. “The especially painful part is that over the last three or four games, his speed was coming back. He was skating last night and he was really moving, and I think he really felt that finally something positive [was happening]. To have that happen is going to be very difficult for him.”

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A Disgusting Sound

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

When Carolina Hurricanes winger Justin Williams tore his right Achilles tendon while running this week, it was sickening stuff for everybody who was watching the accident prior to the players getting on the ice for training camp.

“Joe Corvo told me it was the most disgusting thing he had ever heard. He said it echoed because they were in this huge warehouse,” (Erik) Cole continued. “Willy just dropped and said, ‘What the (bleep) is that?’ All the medical staff knew what had happened. Everybody was like (drawing in their breath).” Williams has had surgery and is out four to six months. He’s in a full leg cast.

many more NHL notes…

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Justin Williams Tears Achilles

from Terrell Williams of CarolinaHurricanes.com,

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that right wing Justin Williams will have surgery this week to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Williams suffered the injury on Wednesday morning and is expected to be out for four to six months.

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Knee Surgery For Justin Williams

from the News & Observer,

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams will have reconstructive knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be out of action for four to six months, the team has announced.

Williams suffered the injury when he was hit in the offensive zone during the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Florida Panthers.

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