Justin Williams RW LA 2 Months

Williams (eye) was back at practice Friday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Williams sat out Thursday's game against the Islanders while continuing to experience blurred vision, knocking him out of his first contest since the 2010-11 season. He was able to skate and shoot Friday while wearing his normal visor, so it would seem promising that his absence will only last for one game. Look for the Kings to update his status for Saturday's game against the Canucks following their morning skate.

Justin Williams RW LA 2 Months

Williams (face) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Islanders, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.

After taking a stick to the eye in Tuesday's game, Williams was experiencing some blurred vision Wednesday, which was enough for the Kings to take him out of their lineup. He's still being viewed as day-to-day and could be back in action as soon as Saturday against the Canucks.

Justin Williams RW LA 2 Months

Williams suffered a cut beneath his eye during Tuesday's game, Lisa Dillman of the LA Times reports.

Head coach Darryl Sutter said Williams' injury is not serious, so consider him day-to-day leading up to the Kings' next game Thursday.

Justin Williams RW LA 2 Months

Williams gathered his first assist of the season in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

The Conn Smythe-winning Williams hasn't been able to carry over his postseason heroics to the new season, totaling just two points in his first seven contests. With emerging wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson excelling on the second line and top power-play unit, Williams figures to backseat to the young pups in his age-33 campaign.

Justin Williams RW LA 7 Months

The man who brought Justin Williams to Los Angeles in a 2009 trade, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi, was almost speechless Friday night when he considered what the forward had done in the team's long and sometimes bumpy playoff run.

"Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous," GM Dean Lombardi said of Williams. "How special is that? You always see those guys that don't get a lot of fanfare but rise to the occasion. Probably one of the best ever in all of sports. It's awesome. He's a special, special player." Williams had two goals and seven points in the Stanley Cup Final, the top scorer in the five games, and he finished with nine goals and 25 points in the Kings' 26-game playoff odyssey. During that trek, he improved his record in Game 7s to 7-0 over his career, with seven goals and 14 points. When Williams joined the Kings in 2009, his arm was in a sling and the deal didn't appear to be good for L.A. On Friday, that arm was fine as he lifted first the Conn Smythe Trophy and then the Cup. "Dean Lombardi has given me a great opportunity here," Williams said. "He saw somebody, a player that not a lot of people saw. He gave me a chance, another opportunity, where my career wasn't going th

Justin Williams RW LA 7 Months

Justin Williams captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP on Friday night and the Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup on home ice, beating the Rangers 3-2 in double overtime.

Justin Williams, also known as Mr. Game 7, had a marvellous playoffs for Los Angeles. The 32 year-old veteran sniped nine goals and 25 points in as many games to help the Kings capture the title for the second time in three seasons. L.A. persevered through three seven game series' and a five game Cup final to win the ultimate prize in hockey.

Justin Williams RW LA 7 Months

Justin Williams doesn't believe the Kings lost Game 4 because of "puck luck" or bad bounces.

"Puck luck is for cop-outs," Williams said. "I don't believe in that at all. I'm a true believer that you get what you put into it. [Wednesday night] we simply weren't good enough and we didn't get paid off. In the grand scheme of things, we need to be better in Game 5 than we were in Game 4." He registered four shots in Wednesday's loss and saw his five-game point streak (two goals, seven assists) come to an end.

Justin Williams RW LA 7 Months

Justin Williams felt that the Kings got distracted when they got a 3-0 series lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

"I think potentially, maybe not everyone, but there were some issues that maybe got us sidetracked a little bit," Williams said. "The thought of winning a Cup, being one game away, family issues, ticket issues, all that stuff. That can maybe sidetrack you from the end result." The Kings still ended up winning the Cup in Game 6, but they obviously want to avoid giving the New York Rangers any life if they can help it. The Kings are hoping to learn from the problems they had when they held a 3-0 lead in 2012 to complete the sweep this time around.

Justin Williams RW LA 7 Months

Justin Williams didn't want to address the possibility of him winning the Conn Smythe Trophy.

"The big one is what matters," Williams said. "God, I want to taste it again." Just one more win and he can. Williams has put himself into contention for the Conn Smythe Trophy by scoring two goals and nine points in his last five contests. He now has eight goals and 24 points in 24 playoff contests.

Justin Williams RW LA 7 Months

Los Angeles winger Justin Williams has been experienced his best postseason ever this spring.

Long known as a bona fide playoff performer, Williams has taken it up a notch this year and has set career bests in assists (15) and points (23) during a single playoff season. In addition, his plus-13 rating leads the NHL during these playoffs.