Justin Williams did not practice, a day after he took a shot off the hand against Anaheim. Williams went to the bench in apparent pain but did not miss a shift.
No further update on the injury-prone winger. The Cobourg, Ontario native scored four goals and 17 points through 27 games. If he can't play, look for Dustin Penner to take his place on the top line.
Williams moves back to the top line, where his fantasy hockey value is optimized. The right wing has three goals and 16 points through 26 games. Perhaps this gives him a sign of life.
Justin Williams, who missed camp yesterday because of flu symptoms, is expected to be back on the ice for his scheduled session this afternoon.
After playing 73 games last season, the injury-prone RW hopes his troubles staying healthy are past him. A full season with Kopitar could put him back in the 30-goal range.
Justin Williams is not practicing today because of an illness that is going through the Kings’ offices. Dean Lombardi was ill yesterday but managed to soldier through it. All other players are expected to practice.
While we all hold our breathe when Justin Williams gets hurt, he probably just has a common cold and will be held out for precautionary measures.
Williams will start the season on the right side of Kopitar and Penner. After playing 73 games last season, the injury-prone RW hopes his troubles staying healthy are past him. A full season with Kopitar could put him back in the 30-goal range.
Williams returned late in the season, wearing a highly restrictive shoulder harness, but had the surgery done once the Kings were eliminated from the playoffs and is expected to be 100 percent for the start of training camp next weekend.
Williams figures to play on one of the two scoring lines and should repeat last year's success. The injury-prone winger potted 22 goals to go along with 57 points in only 73 games last season.
Same with Justin Williams. Justin was here this morning. He’s 100 percent and he’s excited, a big smile on his face and really excited about getting going.
Williams missed nine games last season, recovering from injury ahead of schedule. He looks to stay on the ice for the entire season but holds only two 82-game seasons over his 10-year career.