LA Kings Activate Justin Williams From Injured Reserve

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As reported on March 10, the Los Angeles Kings, as expected, activated right wing Justin Williams from injured reserve on March 11, and he will be in the lineup when the Kings skate at Dallas tonight.

Williams, 28, suffered a broken right leg (near the ankle) less than five minutes into the first period in a 3-2 loss at Phoenix on December 26, 2009 and has missed the last 28 games.

Williams underwent surgery and was expected to be out at least three months. The 6-1, 193-pound native of Cobourg, Ontario has played in 33 games this season, scoring eight goals and contributing sixteen assists for 24 points with a +3 plus/minus rating and 31 penalty minutes.

In 536 career regular season National Hockey League games with the Kings, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers Williams has scored 133 goals and has added 211 assists for 344 points with 364 penalty minutes. In 42 playoff games, Williams has scored eight goals and has tallied sixteen assists for 24 points with 46 penalty minutes.

Williams was acquired by the Kings from Carolina on March 4, 2009, as part of a three-team trade that sent left wing Patrick O’Sullivan and a second round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft to Carolina. He was originally Philadelphia’s first round selection (28th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

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One Response to LA Kings Activate Justin Williams From Injured Reserve

  1. Derek Linsley says:

    Nice to get him back this early; it’ll give him a lot of time to get back into the swing of things again because he’s gonna be huge for the (haven’t said this in a while) PLAYOFF PUSH!

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