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.