After the announcement over the weekend by NHL officials and the NHLPA, its looks like hockey will be returning.
Along with that news, Anze Kopitar of the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings injured his knee while playing in Sweden this past Friday. Kopitar is expected to miss up to three weeks according to Kings GM Dean Lombard. Speaking with a local Swedish reporter Kopitar said "it got tangled up in the corner and it felt funny. I'm taking this seriously."
He apparently injured it trying to score a goal on a play. Kopitar has played the NHL lockout season with Mora IK, and has nine goals and twenty assist in 27 games of action.
There is a bright spot as Kings goalie and Conn Smythe trophy winner Jonathan Quick got medically cleared by doctor to resume playing after minor off season back surgery. Quick along with the Kings are very confident that once he gets the green light from the doctors, he'll be ready for the NHL shorten season.
Quick was a key piece in the Kings raising Lord Stanley's cup last season. Hopefully by the time the season resumes, Kopitar will be able to rejoin his team in defense of their Stanley Cup title.