LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles right wing Justin Williams will be sidelined for around three to four weeks after dislocating his shoulder on Monday.
Williams was expected to miss the rest of the regular season but was hoping to make it back in time for the playoffs, if his Kings team qualify.
“It will be a rehab process now,” Kings coach Terry Murray told reporters. “Give it a chance and see how it comes around.”
The playoffs are due to start in mid-April. The Kings are currently fifth in the Western Conference but only three points ahead of two teams just outside the top eight.
Williams has been the Kings’ second leading scorer this season.
Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; editing by Julian Linden