The Los Angeles Kings confirmed on Monday afternoon that Anze Kopitar has sustained some ligament damage with his broken ankle and he will require surgery, forcing his absence to run right into the Summer, likely being 100% or very close to it for training camp next season. This was not the news the team was looking for, as they were hopeful that they could last a month into the playoffs and possibly get their best player back, but that won't be the case.
On Tuesday morning, the New York Islanders have announced that they won't be activating Doug Weight in the last couple weeks of the season. Weight has been dealing with back problems since the early part of the year and hasn't played since the middle of November, only getting in 18 games and picking up 9 points in the process. Somehow, the retirement post for Weight doesn't seem too far away.
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