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Kopitar pronounced himself good to go for Tuesday night’s game at Colorado.

Kopitar was expected to miss 2-4 weeks when he first strained his knee.... Forget that! He only missed the Kings season opener. This is fantastic news for people who took Kopitar because you probably got him later than you should have because of the injury. Kopitar is a must-start in all formats.

Source: Lisa Dillman 01/22/13, 7:41 am EST

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Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar is expected to be out three weeks after suffering a minor knee injury while playing in Sweden Saturday

Kopitar was playing in a lower level Swedish league when sustaining the injury. He is expected to miss time if the season resumes in mid-January posing a problem for the Kings who had most players opt out of playing during the lockout.

Source: TSN 01/6/13, 9:02 am EST

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Kopitar’s absence has not been explained yet, but it’s likely a “maintenance day,” particularly given the number of big hits Kopitar has taken of late. The fact that Kevin Westgarth is practicing with the first line suggests that Kopitar will be back tomorrow.

Doesn't sound like something to worry about yet. Kopitar hasn't missed any playing time since taking a big hit from Brendan Morrow.

Source: LA Kings Insider 01/16/12, 12:16 pm EST

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Darryl Sutter’s only update on Anze Kopitar was that Kopitar “will probably be fine. He’s got a bloody nose.” Kopitar took a huge hit, in the upper chest/shoulder area, from Dallas’ Brenden Morrow with less than eight minutes remaining in the third period and did not return.

Losing Kopitar for a long amount of time would be a big blow to fantasy hockey owners and the Kings. The dreaded C word has yet to be used to describe his ailments which should be considered a good thing.

Source: LA Kings Insider 01/13/12, 6:41 am EST

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Kopitar was downright dominant for long stretches of the Kings’ season-opening victory over the New York Rangers, with a goal and an assist, and in Saturday’s loss to Buffalo, he scored the Kings’ two goals

Kopitar has three goals and four points over his first two games, dominating his opposition. At this rate, he could fully break out into the elite and possibly top 100 points.

Source: LA Kings Insider 10/10/11, 12:50 pm EST

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"The only worry I had was whether I could get into the right shape," Kopitar said, "the right conditioning that I'm supposed to be in and that I want to be in. It turned out good. Once I got the walking boot off and I could walk on my own, I just started doing a lot of rehab work, getting my ankle stronger. Next thing you know, I was running already."

Certainly sounds like Kopitar is fully healthy. The Slovenian pivot scored 25 goals and 73 points last season. Feel free to draft him as early as the first or second round.

Source: 09/22/11, 12:38 pm EST

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