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Monday, October 27, 2014

Kings Injury Update: Anze Kopitar leaves game with upper-body injury

By on 10/27/2014 06:38:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings extended their six-game winning streak yesterday with a 5-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Unfortunately for the Kings, they lost their star center Anze Kopitar in the second period to an upper-body injury.

According to the LA Times, Kopitar was hurt in the second period when he had an awkward collision behind the net and did not return to the ice. Coach Darryl Sutter said Kopitar was, "all-right" and didn't provide any more information than that when asked if Kopitar would join the team on it's five-game road-trip beginning in Philadelphia tomorrow.

Kopitar has led the Kings in scoring the past seven seasons. He has appeared in 612 career NHL games, all with Los Angeles, and has racked up 549 points including 204 goals. A native of Yugoslavia, he was drafted 11th overall by the Kings in the 2005 draft.

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  1. Wrong!! .... Kopitar is NOT from Yugoslavia. Fact check BEFORE you publish.