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Kings' Justin Williams taken off on stretcher after apparent knee injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Los Angeles right wing Justin Williams was taken off the ice on a stretcher after apparently injuring his right knee early in the first period Saturday night in the Kings' game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Coyotes defenceman Ed Jovanovski was spinning off a check of Kings centre Anze Kopitar to hit Williams behind the Phoenix net when both players fell onto Williams.

Williams fell backward with his right knee trapped underneath his torso, dropped onto his back and remained on the ice as play continued briefly in the Kings' end. He was taken off by stretcher after a lengthy delay at 4:27 of the first period.

Williams has eight goals and 16 assists in 32 games.

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