Kings’ Williams breaks right leg
Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams broke his right leg
early in the first period in a loss to Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday
Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski was spinning off a check of
Kings center Anze Kopitar to hit Williams behind the Phoenix net
when both players fell onto Williams.
Williams fell backward with his right leg trapped underneath his
torso, dropped onto his back and remained on the ice as play
continued briefly in the Kings’ end. He was taken off by stretcher
after a lengthy delay at 4:27 of the first period.
“It’s not good,” Kings coach Terry Murray said. “We’ll take
him back on the flight with us tonight, have the team doctors look
at him and get the word out.”
Williams has eight goals and 16 assists in 33 games.