LA Kings right wing Justin Williams
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LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Back in early March 2009, when the Los Angeles Kings
acquired veteran right wing Justin Williams
, many people, including yours truly, expressed concern about the deal, given Williams’ lengthy injury history.
Indeed, before joining the Kings, Williams had played a full, 82-game season just twice. From 2000-01 to 2008-09, he suffered injuries that include broken fingers and hands, a broken wrist, shoulder strains and sprains, a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn Achilles tendon.
When he was acquired by the Kings, Williams was on injured reserve after suffering another broken hand.
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